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Robert E. Sutton

July 25, 1942 — October 4, 2020

Mr. Robert E. Sutton, age 78, of Fulton, KY passed away peacefully at his
residence Sunday, October 4, 2020.

Robert was born in Phillippy, TN, July 25, 1942, the fifth child of ten children
born to Ellis Estelle Mathis Sutton and Johnnie Raymond Sutton, Sr.

His younger years were spent around Fulton and South Fulton growing up
on a farm and working as a sharecropper.

In 1961, he went to work at Burnette Tractor Company in Fulton, KY.
In 1964, he was drafted into the United States Army and after he finished basic
training, he came home and married Patsy Bolton.

After being honorably discharged in 1966 as Specialist E4, he went back to work for
Burnette Tractor, working for them until they closed in 1986. He worked on
John Deere tractors so much he was called, "The John Deere Man".

He opened his own business, Riceville Repair with Charles McCoy, and a
year later, his brother-in-law Jimmy McFadden joined the team. He sold the business
in 2006 then became self-employed, working out of the back of his truck, making
"farm" calls to work on equipment. He gave his life to the Lord in 1954, teaching
the gospel to people of all ages. He joined Second Baptist Church of Clinton, KY
in 2014, where he became the self-appointed greeter. Robert was an avid fan
of the St. Louis Cardinals and University of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Garrison Sutton, whom he married in
2014, two daughters; Renee (Johnny) Brown and Becky (Doug) Fisette
of Fulton, KY, a son Bobby (Niki) Sutton of Bradenton, FL, five step-children;
Darrel (Jessica) Butler of South Fulton, TN, Billy (Shannon) McGee of Woodland
Mills, TN, Tanya (Roger) Wheatley of Louisville, KY, Scott (Hollie) Butler of
Evansville, IN, Teena Cripps of Wingo, KY, eleven grandchildren, thirteen
step-grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, one step-great grandchild, four
sisters; Frances Browder, Fairra (Jimmy) McFadden, Betty Worthey all of
Murray, KY, Mattie Cook of South Fulton, TN, three brothers; Johnnie Sutton,
Jr, David (Gail) Sutton of South Fulton, TN and Steve (Jan) Sutton of Pensacola,

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Patsy Bolton Sutton
and two brothers; J.P. Sutton and Guy Thomas Sutton.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM Wednesday in our funeral chapel with
burial to follow in the Pleasant View Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held
at the funeral home from 4:30-7:30PM Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place,
Memphis, TN 38105.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Hornbeak Funeral Chapel

302 Carr St, Fulton, KY 42041

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