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George E. Sutton

Obituary for George E. Sutton

July 19, 1942 - February 21, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 75


George Edward Sutton Jr peacefully passed away on Wednesday, February 21 with his wife of 52 years, Nancy Sutton, and his 3 children by his side. Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend will be deeply missed but his contributions and impact on our lives will never be forgotten.

George was deeply spiritual, thoughtful, wise, gentle, compassionate and curious. He had a beautiful artistic soul. He loved the outdoors and even walked a large part of the Appalachian trail. He enjoyed reading novels, attending arts & theatre events, and gardening. He attended his weekly Old Geezer dinner group for over 20 years, and was very involved in his church. He was dedicated to his art and was especially gifted in metal work.

He was a writer, journalist and entrepreneur. Although he had a long and prestigious professional career holding various positions in Alabama, Tennessee, and Texas what was truly most important to him was his family. George was drafted in 1965 and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

One of Podge's greatest joys was spending time with his 6 grandchildren - whether texting, talking on FaceTime, traveling to visit them in Houston or Florida, or doing puzzles with his youngest during their Sunday visits.

Most of all, he loved his "Tennessee girl". Since his retirement 10 years ago he was able to spend significant time with Nancy including taking the opportunity to do one of their favorite things - sitting at a booth, drinking coffee and talking like they did when they first started dating.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Sutton; his children Kathryn Cannone, Bryan Sutton and Dennis Sutton; his 6 grandchildren: Zachary, Alexander, William, Ava, Giorgia and Annamaria and two family pets Cheddar and Millie. He is also survived by his sister, Louise Dennis from Birmingham, Alabama.

Visitation will be at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home located at 3125 N Lamar Blvd on Saturday, February 24 from 3:00-5:00 pm. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 pm at University United Methodist Church, 2409 Guadalupe Street. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Austin Pets Alive, UUMC Open Door or to the Austin Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
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