Howard A. Sutton Sr.
METROPOLIS, Ill. — Howard A. Sutton Sr., 87, of 821 Broadway, Metropolis, Ill., passed on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Baptist Health Paducah after a long illness.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Broadway Church of Christ, 808 Broadway, Metropolis, Ill. Brother William D. Hensley will officiate. Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Metropolis.
Mr. Sutton was born August 20, 1925, in Mermet, Ill. He worked at Baker Construction, Portland Cement, Mermet Lake Refuge, and Shawnee Development before retiring. He was a Mason and a member of Broadway Church of Christ. Howard enjoyed hunting, fishing, CB radios, gardening, and restoring antique cars.
Howard is survived by his wife, Helen (Bradford) Sutton; six children, Audrey Jackson of Las Vegas, Nev., Cathy Sutton of Atlanta, Ga., Carolyn Sutton of Metropolis, Ill., Howard Sutton Jr. of Mermet, Ill., Bessie Sutton of Bowie, Md., and Patricia Autman of Kankakee, Ill.; one sister, Christine Goodman of Metropolis, Ill.; five grandsons, Brian Houston of Las Vegas, Nev., Michael Ray Sutton and wife Michelle of Metropolis, Ill., Austin Eskridge and wife Carly of Metropolis, Ill., Christopher Brown of Mermet, Ill., and Anthony Sutton of Mayfield, Ky.; six granddaughters, Nanette Knight and husband Dave of Las Vegas, Nev., Julie Sanchez and husband Juan of Satellite Beach, Fla., Kimberly Cleveland of Upper Marlboro, Md., Melissa Roundtree of Metropolis, Ill., Kami Turner and husband Rob of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Niyathi Naidu of Forestville, Md.; and a host of great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Ocie (Smith) Sutton; one son, Tommy Sutton; three brothers, Charlie Sutton, George Paul Sutton, and Leon Sam Sutton; and one sister, Earnestine Sutton.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour at the Broadway Church of Christ.
Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.