James "Jim" P. Sutton

March 23, 1931February 14, 2021

James Sutton, age 89, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, February 14th, 2021.

James was born and has been a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He served our country in the United States Air Force. James retired from 1st Tennessee Bank. He attended North Hamilton Church of Christ. James served on the Dallas Bay Fire Department board for 19 years. He was a member and Past Master of Hixson Masonic Lodge # 727 F & AM. James was also a member of the Alhambra Shrine Temple and York Temple.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Beatrice Sutton.

James is survived by a step-daughter, Cheryl Brown; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Betty Banks and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 pm on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow at 3 pm on Thursday at the North Chapel with Reverend Mitch McClure officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children,

We respectfully request that "social distancing", wearing masks at all times, and all CDC measures be followed at the funeral home and cemetery.


  • Cheryl Brown, step-daughter
  • Betty Banks, Sister
  • Jim is also survived by 3 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.



  • The family will receive friends

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021


  • Burial


James "Jim" P. Sutton

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Steve Sutton

February 17, 2021

James as his Mother and Sister referred to him or Jim as his friends and coworkers referred to him or John Ederred as his brother referred to him or as all the rest of us called him Uncle Budge. Now where he got all but James I never new. But I do know this, all the above consisted of a man that was a kind and gentle man. He loved his Lord Jesus his Family and his Country.
The last few years of his life have been painful and cruel to him. But no longer, he is now in the presence of Jesus.
You will be missed Uncle Budge!
With all our Love
The Sutton and Vaughn and Blanks Families