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Claude Sutton Jr.November 14, 1922 ~ August 13, 2017 (age 94)
Claude Sutton, Jr. passed away on August 13. 2017 in Tooele, Utah
He was 94 years old having been born on November 14, 1922 to Claude and Emma Sutton. He was the oldest of 7 children and he loved his family dearly. He married Lola Green on August 19, 1949 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they raised 3 children; Jan, Brad & Gina. He graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.
His early years were spent assisting his father with the family owned sheep herds in Utah and Idaho. Later he worked for Grantsville City. The city park and city cemetery are largely his creations. He retired from the city after 22 years of service.
A huge BYU Cougar sports fan. He was honored to be a Cougar Fan of the Game at the Half time of the BYU/New Mexico Football game on his 80th birthday.
After retiring he spent much of his time in Ophir at his cabin. He was a gifted carpenter and landscaper.
Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
He is survived by his wife: Lola; children: Jan (Marvin) Shafer, Brad (Heather) Sutton and Gina (Craig) Miller. He had 7 Grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Brothers: William “Bill” Sutton, Gary Sutton and a sister, Helen Orr.
Preceded in death by his parents, 3 Siblings: Jackie, Marge and John.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 18, at 1 PM in the Grantsville LDS Chapel, 415 W. Apple Street. Viewings will be held on Thursday from 6-8 PM and Friday, from 11:30-12:30 prior to services, BOTH at the Church. Burial will follow in the Grantsville City Cemetery in the care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home.
Online condolences and memories may be shared at daltonhoopes.com