September 28, 1950 ~ July 17, 2020
Born in: New Orleans, LA
Resided in: Marion, NC
William Edward Sutton, 69, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at Autumn Care in Marion, NC.
Mr. Sutton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Samuel and Margaret Sutton. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Michael Sutton and Reginald Brown.
William graduated from Southern Normal High School in Brewton, Alabama. He was an avid sports fan and played football in High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and served during the Vietnam War. He loved his family dearly and was proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
William is survived by his parents, Samuel and Margaret Sutton; two daughters, Kimberly Graham (Carl), and Tennille Oflaherty (Covell); five sisters, Tonya Johnson (Abraham), Jennifer Hewett (Myron), Donna Ellis, Patricia (Conrad) and Anita Saffore; two brothers, Morris Brown and Bruce Brown (Alice); nine grandchildren, Brianna Spikes, De’Andre Spikes, Kevaughn Graham, Elizabeth Graham, Shanteria Spikes, Ebony Rolle, Warren Rolle, Jazmyn Wade, and Trellanae Stevenson; two great grandchildren, Christopher Thompson, and Kailani Seabrook and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian in Arden, NC with Pastor Darrell McClaren officiating. Due to Covid-19 restrictions funeral home gatherings are limited to 50 people at the current time. Burial will be private at the WNC State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.