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Hixson-Snider Funeral Home

205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy, LA

OBITUARY

Dr. Duane James Sutton

January 4, 1929July 19, 2019
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Dr. Duane James Sutton, 90, of Denton, TX, passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Good Samaritan Retirement Village. He was born to his late parents, Carl A. Sutton and Gertrude Reppert Spohr in Youngstown, OH on January 4, 1929. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church of DeQuincy, LA. His hobbies included: golfing, wood working, and coffee with friends at McDonald’s.

Before entering the ministry, he was a building contractor in Ohio and Pennsylvania and a sales representative for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

He became licensed to preach the Gospel by Faith Temple Baptist Church in Houston, TX on September 2, 1964. Dr. Sutton was ordained to the Gospel Ministry by Fostepco Heights Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX on January 29, 1967. He taught Seminary Extension classes for the Seminary Extension Department of the Southern Baptist Convention for 6 ½ years. He served as an adjunct professor for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary at the Southwest Louisiana Center in Lake Charles and as the General Director. Dr. Sutton served on the Missions Committee of the Carey Baptist Association and served on the Executive Board of the Louisiana Baptist Convention from 1980-1983. He served in Bold Evangelism III as a Director of Enrollment/Survey and served as a Director for Lay Evangelism School for the Louisiana Baptist Convention.

Dr. Sutton had a B.A. from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, MS, along with an Associate of Divinity Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. He also had a Master of Divinity Degree and a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, GA. He pastored the following churches in Louisiana: Green Oak Baptist Church in Merryville, Northside Baptist Church in DeQuincy, and Eastern Heights Baptist Church in DeQuincy. In Texas, he pastored Calvary Baptist Church in Freeport.

He is survived by a daughter, Crystal Winnick and husband Eddie of Arlington, TX; son, Paul Sutton and wife Shirley of Argyle, TX; sister, Joyce West of Bedford, TX; grandchildren, Nicole and Greg Pitre, Blair and Landon Sides, Blake and Sara Winnick, Jared and Stephanie Sutton, Jeff and Kim Sutton; along with great grandchildren, Grant and Gavin Pitre, Grace and Ethan Sides, Elijah and Isaiah Sutton, and Riley Sutton.

Dr. Sutton is preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret (Peggy) Sutton; his parents; grandson, Jonathan Winnick; and a sister, Doris Meek.

A Celebration of Dr. Sutton’s life will be held at New Hope Baptist Church in DeQuincy on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 2:00pm, with Bro. Roland Hebert officiating. Visitation will begin prior to the service on Sunday, starting at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at Masonic Cemetery. Services entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonsnider.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by a daughter, Crystal Winnick and husband Eddie of Arlington, TX; son, Paul Sutton and wife Shirley of Argyle, TX; sister, Joyce West of Bedford, TX; grandchildren, Nicole and Greg Pitre, Blair and Landon Sides, Blake and Sara Winnick, Jared and Stephanie Sutton, Jeff and Kim Sutton; along with great grandchildren, Grant and Gavin Pitre, Grace and Ethan Sides, Elijah and Isaiah Sutton, and Riley Sutton.

    Dr. Sutton is preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret (Peggy) Sutton; his parents; grandson, Jonathan Winnick; and a sister, Doris Meek.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, July 28, 2019

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Kyra Cooley

July 27, 2019

Bro. Sutton was always smiling, he will be missed.

Vickie Rollo

July 27, 2019

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Bro. Sutton, but our loss is heaven’s gain! I know he is rejoicing with his sweet wife & Jesus!

Bro. Sutton was such a sweet man. He was one of the happiest people that I have ever met. He was a wonderful neighbor to me and my family when he was the pastor at Eastern Heights Baptist Church. He always smiled and waved to me when he saw me. I remember watching him walk from his house to the church so many times. He was always whistling & almost dancing as he made his way to the church. No one could doubt his love for the Lord & people. He never seemed to meet a stranger. He will be greatly missed be so many!

Gary Thornton

July 26, 2019

My brother Danny and sister Ruth and I have known the Sutton family all our lives. Our father, Gilbert Thornton, and our mother, Ruth, were friends of the Sutton family from the early days (1940s). Bro. Duane Sutton was such a happy and impressive man, who loved the Lord and lived out the Christian life daily.
There is not enough room here to express what kind of lasting impression he and Peggy made on my life and the life of my family, including my wife Debbie, as we visited and fellowshipped with the Suttons off and on through the years! Heaven has gained a "real thing" Christian!

Douglas Hibbs

July 26, 2019

We are thinking of you and your family during this time and praying for comfort from the Lord. - Doug and Diana

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