He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Bill and Gladys Huff and Frank and Marie Sutton; and father-in-law,Bobby Cross.
He attended Washington Avenue Baptist Church of Cleveland. He grew up in Ooltewah and moved to the Cleveland area when he married in 1990.
He worked at Super Saver Grocery later named Fresh and Low in Cleveland. He enjoyed life, his family, and his co-workers. He also enjoyed bowling, antique cars and loved his grandchildren very much.
Survivors include his true and loving wife and wonderful friend, Rhonda Sutton; sons: Jonathan Sutton of Cleveland, and Chris Shields and his wife, Chara, of Cleveland; grandchildren: Clyde, Cayci and Adalyn; parents: Glenna Brogan and her husband, Ed, of Ooltewah and Vernon Sutton Sr. and his wife, Cindy, of Ooltewah; brothers: Greg Sutton and his wife, Lynn, and Scott Sutton and his wife, Tracie, all of Ooltewah; his sister, Sonya Houchin of Cleveland; mother-in-law, Joyce Fowler and her husband, Bobby, of Ocoee; and several nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life service will conducted today, Feb. 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. from the Wildwood Avenue Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Beecher White officiating.
Interment will follow in the Fort Hill Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The memorial book may be viewed and signed at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.