Raymond E. Sutton passed away Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2018, at the Iowa Veteran’s Medical Center in Des Moines.
A time of remembrance and celebration of life will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton, who has been entrusted with the arrangements. Burial will be in the Veteran’s Section, Newton Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated to Raymond’s Family.
Raymond Eugene Sutton, 83, the son of Edward L. and Cleo D. (Logue) Sutton, was born Sept. 13, 1935, near Newton. He had served his country during the Korean Conflict, with the U.S. Army.
Ray was employed by the Jasper County Road Maintenance Department as a grader operator. He was a member of the Newton V.F.W. Post #1655 and American Legion Post at 42nd and Easton in Des Moines. He enjoyed the Newton Moose Lodge, tinkering around the house, loved all animals and singing (Karaoke).
Ray is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Suzanne Livengood; a son, James Allen Sutton, Sr.; his 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Linda Brinstead; and many good neighbors and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Raymond E. Sutton, Jr.; a daughter, Pamela Rackard; and two brothers, Donald Keith Sutton and Kenneth Sutton.
Online condolences may be left for the family at pencefh.com.