November 11, 2022, 88, LaGrange –
October 29, 1934 – November 11, 2022
Thomas Wilson Sutton, 88, son of Roland and Belle Edwards Sutton, peacefully went to his eternal rest on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2022.
Tom, a Korean and Vietnam War Veteran, retired from the Navy in 1971 after 20 years of honorable service. His duty assignments included San Diego, California; Guam; Bermuda; Newfoundland, Canada; Norfolk, Virginia and Millington, Tennessee. He served aboard ships: USS Hector, the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the USS America where he completed numerous overseas cruises. In addition, Tom was a company commander for 12 recruit divisions.
Tom was a true UNC football fan. For many years, along with his wife, Myrtle, they traveled to many games with his brother, Lee Carr and wife, Jessie. He was also a diehard Washington Redskins and New York Yankees fan. Tom was a Mason, Shriner, and member of White Oak Grove OFWB Church.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at the graveside, Fairview Cemetery, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 10 am. The family will greet friends immediately following the service. Tom will lie in state at Rouse Funeral Home on Monday, November 14, 2022, from 1 pm – 5 pm for any family or friends who would like to pay last respects.
Tom is survived by his wife of 66 years, Myrtle Ruth Moye Sutton; three sons, Tom Jr (Shirley Jackson), Douglas (Barbara Sheeran), and Ray (Cindi); grandchildren, Tom III, Chris, Daniel, Kyle, Samantha, Ryan, Seth, Sarah; great-grandchildren, Alexus, Luke, Dante, Aria, and Josie; his sister Elizabeth Hardy; and special brother-in-law, who he loved like a son, Gary Moye.
He was preceded in death by sisters: Mary Beeman, Lucille Godinez, Marie Croom, Kathleen Whitley, Dorothy Ray; and brothers: Herbert, Roland, Edward, and Lee Carr.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
White Oak Grove OFWB Church c/o Janet Brown
1794 Jenny Lind Road
La Grange, NC 28551
Online condolences can be made at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange, NC.