COSHOCTON — Thomas J. Sutton, 75, of Coshocton, passed away at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012.
Tom was born in Coshocton on June 12, 1936, to the late Jay and Esther Sutton. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years, where he acquired rank of captain. He graduated from Coshocton High School and attended Ohio University. Tom was a member of the Coshocton Eagles Lodge and Elks Lodge, served as board member of the Coshocton Salvation Army, member of the First Presbyterian Church of Coshocton where he served on the board of trustees, and coached youth boys baseball and basketball for many years. He worked as department manager for Lazarus department store, owned and operated Clever Lumber Home Center in Mount Vernon, president of SUTCO Sutton Construction, helped establish the first Hopewell workshop, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Sharon V. Sutton; three devoted children, Jodi (Jeff) Wilson of Dublin, Jill (Rick) Schroth of Medina and John T. Sutton of Coshocton; caring grandchildren, Luke, Lea and Alexa Sutton, Benjamin and Rebecca Schroth, Morgan, Daniel and Samuel Wilson; a sister, Sally (Carl) Dittoe of Cedar Point, N.C.; brother-in-law, Tim Buel of Columbus; nieces, Cally (Rich) Dixon, Christina (Robert) Bennington, Trisha (Bill) Harshey and Wendy Buel; nephew, Christopher (Patti) Dittoe; several great-nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Friday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at The Miller Funeral Home, 639 Main St., Coshocton and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Funeral services for Tom will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Coshocton, 142 N. Fourth St., on Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Revs. Jonathan T. Carlisle and Robert W. Millspaugh officiating. Interment will follow in South Lawn Cemetery, with Coshocton County Veterans Council performing military honors.
Memorial contributions may be directed to The Salvation Army of Coshocton, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. An online memorial for Tom is located at http://www.themillerfuneralhome.com.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.