Charles Henry Sutton

Sutton, CharlesCharles Henry Sutton, 79, resident of Santa Fe, Texas, previously of Houston, passed away March 19, 2015. He was born December 18, 1935 in Milton, Florida to parents, Charles Dallas Sutton and Lillie Mae Pierson. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1957. He retired from Houston Lighting and Power in 1992. He was a member of the American Rifle Association. Charles was an avid fisherman, and he also enjoyed hunting, spending time with his family, and studying his bible.
Charles was preceded in death by his step-father Gerald G. Pierson; mother Lillie Mae Barnes Pierson; father, Charles Dallas Sutton; step-mother, Christine Sutton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Ruby Montgomery, brother-in-law Ray Montgomery Jr; and niece, Pam Montgomery Kershner.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Barbara Sutton; daughters, Deborah Elmore and husband Ben, Terry Howard and husband Roger; sons, Gerald Sutton and wife Shelly and Charles Horton; grandchildren, Shaun Elmore and wife Ashley, Randy Elmore and wife Kelsey, Jeffery Elmore, Tami Sillivent and husband Joe, Michael Sutton and wife Claire, Heather Silvestri and husband Joe, Brittany Owens, and Justin Huntsman; ten great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is also survived by his faithful companion Skoshi who gave much comfort.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas with services beginning at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in honor of Charles Sutton to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or


  1. There is no more pain and suffering. Charles is rejoicing with our loved ones in Heaven. He is in the presence of God! Our love and sympathy to Barbara and her beautiful family.

    Paul and Helen Cauthron

    Helen Cauthron
  2. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Charlie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is especially missed here at Voyager RV Resort here in Tucson, AZ.
    With deep sympathy and love ,
    Marcia and George Congfon

    Marcia Congdon
  3. Barbara and family. Elsie and I share your grief in the loss of Sut. He found a special place in the collective hearts of his “adopted” family — the Water Valley High School class of ’54. When we were still teenagers, military service placed three of the class members in Tokyo at the same time during 1956-57: Sut, Lowell Willingham and myself. While there, we were able to visit with each other and continue a spirit of Water Valley comradery far from home. I was pleased to be able to talk to Sut a number of times in recent months and exchange emails with him. We’ll miss him. God bless you, your children and grandchildren.

    Gaylon Booker
  4. Charles was a classmate in Mississippi in the 1950’s. We were a close group in a small high school and over the years we continued that closeness through reunions, emails, and other communication methods. I am sad for the loss of a classmate, but I am grateful that Charles no longer suffers. May God grant peace and serenity to Barbara and his family. They were wonderful, constant caretakers. Charles is at peace and serene.

    Ann Appleton Laster
    WVHS Class of 1954

    Ann Appleton Laster
  5. Barbara, Henry and I were saddened to hear of Charlie’s passing. It took us back so many decades ago of the times we got together. Life does have a way of sneaking up on us and I am so sorry we lost touch. I have nothing but fond memories of the 2 of you. Henry has always said he would have never given “Lady” to anyone other than Charlie. He is at peace now with no pain or sorrow. And the way he loved God, I am sure he is kneeling at the feet of Jesus. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. With heartfelt condolences, Henry and Laura Reding

    Henry & Laura Reding

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