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Sutton, Bill L

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September 18, 1924 - October 6, 2018

Sutton, Bill L

Bill Lee “B. Lee” Sutton passed away on October 6, 2018 in Kingwood, Texas at the age of 94.

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Lee was born September 18, 1924 in Independence, Kansas the only child of Brice Tinker

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Sutton and Irma Marie Jenkins. At a young age the family moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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where Brice was employed as a lawyer with the Phillips Oil Corporation.

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After graduation from Bartlesville High School Lee was accepted to Oklahoma State

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University, in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1942. One year later Lee entered the U.S. Army and was

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assigned to the 142nd Engineer Combat Battalion. Lee was deployed to Europe during World

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War II where he served his country earning several decorations, including the Bronze Service

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Star, until his honorable discharge in 1946.

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Lee returned to Stillwater to continue his education where he graduated with a B.A. degree in

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Art and Interior Design. While at OSU, Lee joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity and soon after met

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his future wife, Catherine “Kay” Virginia Harrup of Waco, Texas, who was a member of Kappa

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Alpha Theta Sorority. After both graduated from OSU, Lee and Kay were married in 1949 in

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Waco, Texas. The couple recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.

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In 1951 Lee and Kay moved to Shreveport, Louisiana where Lee began a long career as an

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interior designer with the Friend Piper design firm. In addition to his design work, Lee

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passionately pursued his love of golf. Lee was also an instructor for many years at Centenary

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College and led his Sunday School class at First United Methodist Church.

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In 2015 Lee and Kay moved to Kingwood, Texas to be close to family. Lee is survived by his

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wife Kay, his son and daughter-in-law Randy and Carol Hetherwick Sutton, his son Robert

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Sutton, four granddaughters, Alison Sutton Reynolds and husband Brian Reynolds, Megan

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Sutton Garcia and husband Raul Garcia, Kelly Sutton Reeves and husband Clint Reeves, Erin

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Sutton Moberley and husband Garrett Moberley, and six great grandchildren. Lee is preceded

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in death by his granddaughter Ashley Sutton.

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The family would like to thank the numerous caregivers at Landon Ridge Assisted Living

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Community for their tireless efforts in caring for Lee. The family requests that in lieu of

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flowers, donations be sent in memory of Lee to the Parkinson Foundation, First United

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Methodist Church in Shreveport, or a charity of your choice.

To view and submit images or to sign the guestbook, visit http://www.mem.com/816894


Service Information

Memorial Service: A Celebration of Life was held on 2018-10-14 at Darst Funeral Home. A reception will follow the service


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