Charles A. SuttonCharles A. Sutton
passed away peacefully at his
home in Bisbee, Ariz. on Thursday, May 23, 2002.He
was preceded in death by his
parents, Grady and Lura Sutton; a sister, Mary Chase; and a brother, James Sutton.He
is survived by his
wife and best friend, Charlotte; devoted son, David; nieces, Marilee Fowler, Melinda Spence, and Lisa Schauwecker; and nephews, Jim (Teresa) Chase and Jim (Francis) Sutton; also seven great-nieces and great-nephews; and stepchildren Ken (Barbara) Herndon, Catherine (Larry) Weishaar, Susan Sipes; 15 stepgrandchildren; and four great-stepgrandchildren.
love of his
three dogs to big band music to Civil War memorabilia, Charles
had a keen interest in the world around him.He
was a great cook, and often enjoyed preparing delicious meals for friends and family.He
thoroughly enjoyed the great outdoors and especially loved birds of all varieties and picturesque scenery filled with beautiful flowers.He
loved anything associated with South America, including romantic music, unique art, Indian artifacts, and intricate jewelry.He
enjoyed collecting memorabilia of various sorts, but one of his
most noteworthy was his
collection of Mickey Mouse pieces.Charlie
was born Sept. 3, 1928 in Harrisburg, where he
lived until graduation from high school.As a young adult, he
was employed with the FBI
from 1947 to 1950, under the directorship of J. Edgar Hoover.He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952 as corporal at Fort Leonard Wood Base.He
married Betty Tate in 1955 and they had one son, David.They were married for 27 years until her
untimely death in 1982.He
live in Mt. Carmel, Ind. from 1963 to 1995.Charlie
was heavily involved in the Boy Scout organization
for more than 20 years.He
achieved Four Bead Wood Badge Scoutmaster.He
son, David, shared an avid interest in many scouting activities over the years.Charlie
married Charlotte, his
wife of 18 years, in 1984.Retiring from Dupont Pharmaceuticals after 18 years of dedicated employment, he and Charlotte moved to Bisbee, Ariz, in 1995.
They shared a love of the "Southwest lifestyle."Charlee became director of the Bisbee Senior Center
, where he
gladly devoted his
time to the center's activities, and to the expansion project of the center's facilities.Charlie was a member of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree, and an active and devoted member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church.Other organizations he was a member of include the Elks and Masons.
Visitation and Rosary were held 7 p.m. May 26, 2002, at Saint Patrick Church
, Higgins Hill, Bisbee, Ariz. Mass was offered 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2002, at the church.Graveside burial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2002, at Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg.Memorial donations may be made to the Bisbee Senior Center
Expansion Fund, 300 Collins Road, Bisbee, Ariz. 85608.
All arrangements are being handled by Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg.