Bateman Carroll Funeral Home

520 W Powell Blvd, Gresham, OR


James William Sutton

December 11, 1937September 29, 2019

Beloved husband, dad, granddad and friend

JAMES WILLIAM SUTTON Born 12/11/37 at home in Clarksburg WV. Passed away 9/29/19 at his home in Gresham Oregon.

Jim is survived by his wife Mary Lynn Sutton, his daughters Tammy McKinney (Merrill Matteson), Sandy Wagner (Scott Wagner), Laura Cross (Steve Cross), and son Roy Sauer. He also had 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and recently found family in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

Jim was quite the storyteller and enjoyed sharing stories about his adventures in life. He was a great friend to his community, donating thousands of pounds of food every year to his local soup kitchen. Neighbors enjoyed Jim sitting in his driveway waving to all of them as they passed by. He was a kind and generous man that will be greatly missed.

Proceeded in death by his parents Howard and Frances Sutton and sisters Jean Davis and June Nay. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Zarapath Pantry.

A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Heidi’s of Gresham, 3pm, Saturday, October 12th.


  • Celebration of Life Gathering, Private Family Graveside Service


James William Sutton

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Molly and Paul Lechner

October 5, 2019

We are one of those neighbors who enjoyed visiting with him as he sat in the driveway! He always looked out for us, living across the street. We very much looked forward to his amazing garden veggies that he would share with everyone. Jim, you will be missed!

Liz Farrell

October 3, 2019

I have so many fond memories of grandpa. We would spend hours in the garden and listen to his crazy stories. I remember the countless family dinners and he always made sure to cook our favorite foods. I remember one day we were over for dinner and making homemade ice cream in his handmade ice cream maker. Us kids spend hours turning the handle, our arms were so tired. Then grandpa came out and opened it for us to “check the ice cream” only for it to be empty. We were so mad until he showed us the brand new electric ice cream maker on the counter and he laughed and laughed because he got us so good. I have so many amazing memories I will always cherish. He sure loved his grand kids and his great grandkids.

Sandy Wagner

October 2, 2019

One of my favorite memories of dad was going to work with him during Christmas break as a kid. I "got to" complete all of his paperwork on his route. We would stop at his favorite restaurants for lunch and head back to Portland. He would then proudly take his paperwork into the office. They would say, wow we can actually read your paperwork! Loved my one on one time with him. Miss you already dad!