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William "Larry" Sutton, 68, of New Paris, OH, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Reid Hospital, Richmond, IN following a long illness. He was born July 2, 1945 in Bloomington, IL, the son of John & Dorothy (Notzke) Sutton. On December 26, 1964, he married Carolyn "Kay" Brown, who survives him.
He was a high school graduate who held several technical school certifications, mostly pertaining to machine maintenance, metal working, and heating & air conditioning repair.
Larry worked for 34+ years at Purina/Land of Lakes in Richmond, IN, where he built several dryers for the company. Following retirement, he designed and made many rosaries, giving away most and selling a few. He was a perfectionist, who never faced a problem that he could not figure out. He loved to read, especially "how to" books. Larry was a great teacher who enjoyed debates and challenges, and taught his daughter how to make her way in life. Larry was a long-time, loyal member of St. John Catholic Church in New Paris, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He taught CCD classes for his church for over 15 years, and was a lover of all animals.
He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, and uncle. In addition to his wife, survivors include his daughter Valerie Sutton, Hartford City, IN; grandsons: Andrew Ryan Hayes, Richmond, IN, Ethan Wayne Hayes, Charleston, VA; Mother Dorothy Sutton, brother Donnie (Margaret) Sutton, sister Merry (Tom) Ranson, all of VA, & sister Carol (Lee) Dickerson of IL.
The Funeral Mass for William "Larry" Sutton will be Monday, February 17, 2014, 10:00 AM at St. John Catholic Church, N. Spring St., New Paris, with Rev. Thomas Fitzsimmons officiating. Burial will follow in Wares Chapel Cemetery, Foos Rd., West Manchester, OH. Family will receive friends Sunday, February 16 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at the Bussard-Barnes-Vaniman Funeral Home, 311 N. Main St. Eldorado, OH. It was Larry's request to leave memorials to the Humane Society of Preble County, 951 S. Barron St., Eaton, OH 45320, or St. John Church, N. Spring St. New Paris, OH 45347.
Condolences may be sent to the family via Guest Book at www.barnesfuneralhome.com.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
2:00 - 6:00pm (Eastern time)
Bussard-Barnes-Vaniman Funeral Home
Monday, February 17, 2014
Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)
St. John Catholic Church
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