Charles Thomas ‘Tommy’ Sutton

Charles Thomas “Tommy” Sutton, age 81, of Vandalia, passed away at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the family’s home in Vandalia.

No visitation or service is scheduled at this time.

Interment of his cremains will take place at a later date.

Charles Thomas “Tommy” Sutton was born on April 9, 1932 in Bowling Green, Mo., the son of Charles Wyverne and Julia (Simpson) Sutton.

He married Ann Bobbeth Welborn in November 1957.

Tommy grew up in the Bowling Green area and was 1 1950 Bowling Green high school graduate. After school, he worked a short time at the Shell station in Louisiana before joining the U.S. Air Force. While in the service, Tommy spent most of his five years stationed in Germany.

Upon his return from the Air Force, he worked a short time as an insurance adjuster for MFA.

He then worked for Hercules in Louisiana for a few years before becoming a pipefitter. Tommy worked for many years as a pipefitter and retired in 1987.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church for many years. Tommy was a charter member of the Vandalia Flying Club and really loved flying. He also enjoyed wooodworking and in past years had helped with the Khoury League teams in Vandalia.

Survivors include his wife Bobbeth of Vandalia; two sons, Jeffrey Scott Sutton, of Vandalia; Jon Patrick and wife Erin Christine Sutton, of LaVista, Neb.; one brother, Bobby Wayne and wife, Connie Sutton of Aurora, Ill.; two sisters

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Edward Sutton, Jay Hearn and Richard Sutton. Memorials are encouraged to the American Lung Association.


Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm