Mr. Fred C. Sutton Jr., 88, passed away on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at his home in Kingsland after a brief illness.
Mr. Sutton was born on Nov. 7, 1930, in Ocilla to the late Fred and Georgia Sutton Sr. Mr. Sutton grew up in Ocilla with his brothers and sisters. After he finished high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served our country for almost eight years. He served during the Korean War, including a tour of duty in Korea. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he attended the University of Georgia.
On Dec. 23, 1954, he married the love of his life, LaVerne Stevens, and God allowed him to have her by his side for 53 years. God gave them three wonderful children, Don, Donna and Roger. They blessed their parents with seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The Sutton family moved to Kingsland. in March of 1955 and opened Kingsland Auto Supply. Mr. Sutton owned the auto parts store for 45 years before retiring. He was very active in the community and was a faithful member of Kingsland First Baptist Church for more than 50 years. Mr. Sutton will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Mr. Sutton is survived by his children, Don (Kathy Kite) Sutton of Jacksonville, Fla., Donna (David) Couch and Roger (Laurie) Sutton, all of Kingsland; his sisters, Carolyn Cartledge of Stone Mountain and Martha Claire Todd of Cumming; his brother, Jack (Vivian) Sutton of Kingsland; his grandchildren, Tyler Couch, Cavender Sutton, Carolyn Sutton, Amanda Sutton and John Michael Sutton, Jordan Martin and Justin Martin; his great-grandchildren, Andre Johnson, Hailey Martin and Payton Morton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and his wonderful companion and caregiver, Ethel Murray of Kingsland.
Besides his parents, Mr. Sutton was preceded in passing by his beloved wife, LaVerne Stevens Sutton; his brother, Kenneth W. Sutton; and his brothers-in-law, Dr. Densford Cartledge and Bill Todd.
Calling hours for the Sutton family were from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. Funeral services began at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the First Baptist Church of Kingsland with Pastors Brian Parker and Vernon Dillingham presiding. Interment and military honors followed at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland. Cavender Sutton, Tyler Couch, Jimmy Sutton, Lawton Sutton, Stan Prince and Clifton Roberson served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were The Hardee Boys and The Grace Class of the First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Sutton’s name may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.
Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland is entrusted with Mr. Sutton’s arrangements.