Wayne Edward Sutton
07/16/1951 - 10/08/2021
Obituary For Wayne Edward Sutton
Wayne Edward Sutton was born on July 16, 1951 in Brundidge, Alabama to the late Ross Edward and Virginia Downing Sutton.
Also, preceding Wayne in death was his step-father, J.W. Smith; brother, Larry Sutton and his sister, Sheila Prueter.
Wayne is survived by his loving and faithful wife, Rosa White Sutton; daughter, Malinda Sutton Mertz and husband Rick, of Kannapolis,NC ; son, Dennis Sutton and wife, Shannon of Jacksonville, NC; brother, James Sutton and wife, Debbie of Naples, FL; sister, Fenisha Ashberry and husband, Lawrence of Brundridge, AL; grandchildren, Ryan Sutton of Wake Forest, NC, Katie Sutton of Wilmington, NC and Dalton Mertz of Kannapolis, NC and countless cousins, nieces and nephews.
Wayne met the love of his life, Rosa, in 1968 and married shortly after on September 5, 1969. He became a father to Malinda Gayle in 1970 and to Dennis Wayne in 1975. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps when he was 17 years old and gladly served for 23 1/2 years, always stationed in Camp Lejeune, NC. During his military service, he got to travel the world and proudly served his country. After retirement, he joined the financial world and retired from FSNB in 2019.
Wayne’s most joyous occasions were when he became a grandfather to Ryan in 1998, Katie in 1999 and Dalton in 2004. He loved fresh water fishing, especially bass fishing. He fished every chance he got and was his happiest when he was on the water with his son, Dennis. He made many friends and long-lasting memories. He never met a stranger and once someone met Wayne, they never forgot his loud voice and contagious laugh. He was a friend to all who knew him and would help anyone in their time of need. He loved playing poker and watching Nascar, especially rooting for Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson every Sunday. He enjoyed taking vacations with his wife to many destinations whenever possible along with family and friends. He always tried to get back to Alabama every year to be near family. He loved classic country music and attended many concerts over the years. Wayne will be remembered for many things but most of all is how much he loved his family. He will be truly missed and never forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Carolina East Cancer Center, 1010 Medical Park Ave., New Bern, NC 28560
The family will receive friends on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Johnson Funeral Home, 2685 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28546. Graveside services will be held Monday, October 18, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Montford Landing Road, Jacksonville, NC.
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Arrangements are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel.
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Mr. Sutton was such a wonderful man. He came to our firm as a client but without a doubt he left as a friend. He will be so missed.
Rosa, there are no words that can express the pain that I'm going thru right now. He was not only my coworker, neighbor he was my friend, loosing Wayne the pain and Wayner that's how I use to call him is very hard, but I have so many good memories that will compensate. I'm here for you any time you need me, let Malinda and Dennis know that they don't need to worry about you. Luv-Ya all. Wayne use to call me "The crazy Puertorican" Zonia
To the family of Wayne Edward Sutton, Deepest sympathies to all. We are sure he is up in heaven. Rest in peace. Paul and Carol Bedford
Watching the Alabama games will not be the same for me without texting Wayne. I last texted you October 2nd that Saturday to let know that Alabama had a easy schedule and that they were not playing anybody and to see how you and Mrs Rosa we're doing. Our bet was coming up net month in November. Wayne was the only one I bet for the Iron bowl. Alabama verses Auburn. I miss you. ROLL TIDE. RIP Wayne. Love SHaron & Jonathan Lindsey
Sempi Fi, my friend. We will never forget the day at Camp Lejeune when we caught over a hundred flounder. Dumped the flounder on the front yard in base housing and went back fishing. Wayne always poped one eye out the fish he caught to prove he out fished me. Will never forget the Friday dinners, Rosa cooking, and all of us playing spades. Rosa you and kids in our prayers. With deepest sympathy, Fred and Trish Wilson
Family Of Wayne Sutton, Words Seem So Inadequate At A Time Like This But Know You All Are In Our Thoughts And Prayers. Family, May All The Loving Memories Of Wayne Bring You Peace And Comfort. RIP My Brother In Arms. Wayne Weathered The Storm That The Good LORD Laid Out Before Him. With God Constantly At His Side, God Gave Wayne The Strength And Fortitude To Accept His Cross. May God Of All Touch You The Family And Give You The Strength To Weather This Storm. My Prayers And Condolences Are With All Of You The Family. Lee Canady
Wayne and Rosa were like a brother and sister to me, as I learned to know them while in the Marines with Wayne. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. I was also very happy to know Melinda and Denny. Wayne and his family will always be in my memory.
Our prayers are with the you Rosa Dennie, Malinda. Wayne was definitely a man that loved his family. The memories i have of Wayne was visiting Alabama and always wanting to play poker (he would usually win lol). RIP Wayne catch all the fish in heaven with Granny, Shelia, Larry. Love, Kim Brian Stephanie
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