View Archive



Aug. 8, 1941-Feb. 14, 2009

LAGRANGE -- Kendrick Darrell "Ken" Sutton Sr., 67, of LaGrange, went to his Heavenly Home on Saturday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

A memorial service will be held tonight at 7 at the chapel of Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange, with the Rev. Ronnie Hobbgood and the Rev. Brad Williamson officiating. Interment will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, LaGrange.

Ken was born on Aug. 8, 1941, to the late Felix Lionel Sutton of LaGrange and Laura Ellen Vaughn Sutton Gaskins of San Diego, Calif., formerly of LaGrange. He was the adopted son of Noah Norwood Sutton and Ethel Vaughn Sutton of LaGrange.

Ken was the retired owner of The Men's Den/Sutton Shoes and Sutton's Safety Shoes and was a member of the LaGrange First Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to his family, he enjoyed bowling, golfing, card games and working in his yard and in his work shop. Most of all he loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and was looking forward to seeing Him face to face.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Faye Sugg Sutton; two sons, Kendrick Darrell Sutton Jr. and Kim, and Marcus Lionel Sutton and Lisa, all of LaGrange; three grandchildren, Derek Sutton of Kinston and Savannah Sutton and Elizabeth Sutton of LaGrange; a half sister, Patricia Gaskins of Escondido, Calif., and a half brother, Hugh Gaskins of San Diego, Calif.; special friends, Phyllis Harrison and Jake Suggs; and the best neighbors and friends, Clarence and Molly Philyaw, all of LaGrange.

Ken was preceded in death by a special friend of 57 years, David Harrison, on Dec. 4, 2008.

The family will receive friends tonight immediately following the memorial service at Rouse Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the LaGrange First Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Virginia Holmes, P.O. Box 642, LaGrange, N.C., 28551 or to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Williams Drive, Greenville, N.C., 27834.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com.


Published in Obituaries on February 16, 2009 1:46 PM