William Hardy Sutton

William Hardy Sutton

October 11, 2020, 92, LaGrange

William Hardy Sutton, 92, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020. William was born in Greene County to the late Hardy Cecil and Emma Bell Price Sutton on January 8, 1928. In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his siblings, Christine Lancaster, Clarence Sutton, and Robert Sutton; and a grandson, Christopher Brian Johnson.

For William, on time was late, and late was unacceptable. He would often be found twenty paces in front of everyone else, eager to get where he was going. This characteristic went hand in hand with his dependability. William was true to his word. If he promised you something, you could count on it happening. Not one to beat around the bush, William would quickly tell you like it was, and there was no need to comment further.

William was a hard worker all of his life, whether it was in the various jobs he held or around the house. Not one to be idle, William could always find something to tinker on. If he wasn’t piddling at home, he would likely be found at his daughter’s house helping tend to her cows and horses.

Family was where William found his greatest delight. He met his wife, Peggy, while working in the tobacco field, and they enjoyed seventy years of marriage. For his children, he was the best dad in the world. Getting together with his family was something to which he constantly looked forward. Many Friday nights were spent together at the house for their weekly fish night.

Early on in their marriage, Peggy and William loved spending time at the beach. Whether it was fishing from a pier or camping under the stars, William and his family spent many nights enjoying each other’s company and the salt air of the coast.

A time of visitation and fellowship will be held for family and friends on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home.

William is survived by his loving wife of seventy years, Peggy Sutton; children, Margie S. Johnson and husband, Jesse, Sheldon Earl Sutton, and Michele Davidson and husband, Scott; grandchildren, Mendy Marcin and husband, Mike, Douglas Davidson, and Dylan Davidson; and great-grandchildren, Olivia, Michael, Connor, and Emilee.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.