William L. Sutton, 92, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away August 24, 2018, of natural causes. He passed peacefully in his sleep.
Mr. Sutton was born January 15, 1926 in Kansas City, Mo. He married the love of his life, Dolliemae Wright, on January 15, 1949 and together they raised three daughters.
William Sutton worked at Stephenson/Yost Steel (Lapham-Hickey Steel) until his retirement at age 65. He was extremely active in the Odd Fellows Lodge of Missouri, serving as both a Grand Master for the state of Missouri and State Treasurer. While he never graduated high school, he was self-educated and an extremely wise man with more than his share of common sense. He was self-taught in carpentry, electricity, plumbing and many other areas. Mr. Sutton was a master handyman and remodeler long before it was fashionable.
It was said of him by one of his nephews, “He was a beautiful, peaceful man who is now at peace.”
He was preceded in death by his beloved granddaughter, Karen Kennedy of Hollywood, Fla.
William Sutton is survived by his wife, Dolliemae E. Sutton; his daughters, Linda Hommer, Raniece Sutton-Gamache, and Elizabeth Reardon; and by five grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Memorial visitation will be held at 2:00 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Lillian McDavid Independent Living Center Dining Hall, 1706 Rainbow Blvd., Excelsior Springs, Mo., with memorial service following. The family has asked instead of flowers please make donations in the name of William Louis Sutton to Toys for Tots.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
Sending my sympathy and prayers. My heart goes out to you at this time of sadness. Bill was such a great man, good friend and sweet soul. He will be greatly missed.
In friendship and fraternal love, Libby
Sending all my prayers and love to all of the family, Bill was a wonderful, sweet gentleman filled with peace and love. He is now at peace with his heavenly Father.
Sending all Love
In Friendship, Love and Truth