Mr. Richard Sutton

January 29, 1963August 24, 2018
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Richard was born on January 29, 1963 in Dallas, Texas to parents Eddie Noel and Allene (Turlington) Sutton and entered into eternal rest on August 24, 2018 at the age of 55. Richard graduated from Mabank High School in 1981 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Texas A & M Commerce. He was a very sweet and giving man. Richard was competitive and loved playing games. He enjoyed listening to music, dancing, woodworking, photography and writing poetry. Richard was a big sports fan of the Rangers and Cowboys; he could give you all the stats on each team. He loved being on the lake and enjoyed spending time with his family. Richard was an amazing son, father, grandfather and brother. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Richard was preceded in death by his father Eddie Sutton and son Joshua Sutton.

He is survived by his daughter Kandace Hass and husband Aaron Hass of Garland, daughter Lindsay Perez and husband Nolberto of Quinlan, grandchildren; Asher and Harper Hass, mother Allene Sutton of Gun Barrel City, brother Steve Sutton and wife Kristi of Celeste, many other loving family members and a host of lifelong friends.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Richard’s memory to Hospice of East Texas. You may go online at or send to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Dr., Tyler, Texas 75701.


  • Eddie Sutton, Father
  • Joshua Sutton, Son
  • Kandace Hass and Aaron, Daughgter and Husband
  • Lindsay Perez and Nolberto, Daughter and Husband
  • Asher and Harper Hass, Grandchildren
  • Allene Sutton, Mother
  • Steve Sutton and Kristi, Brother and Wife
  • Richard also leaves behind other loving family members and many lifelong friends.

  • Kelly Nallie, Pallbearer
  • Eddie Cliver, Pallbearer
  • Janet Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Greg Groom, Pallbearer
  • Larry Pollock, Pallbearer
  • Chris Schreiber, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Monday, August 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Mr. Richard Sutton

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Debye Kristyne Spencer Irion

August 29, 2018

Will miss you Big Rich! Go rest high upon that mountain.
Deepest sympathy for your family. Prayers for peace.

James Cook

August 28, 2018

Me being from Eustace, I have memories of so many local (Cedar Creek area) friends. I remember Richard as a free soul. Although we competed during our early years, Richard was my friend. I remember that smile coming from a tough guy. Richard, you will be missed. I pray that our Heavenly Father will comfort and shelter Richard's Family and Friends.

Richard Arther

August 28, 2018

I moved from Miami Florida to Mabank Texas when I was 15 years old. I was lucky enough to make a wonderful group of friends. One of those was Steve Sutton. My first job was Gibsons and the first guy I worked with was a guy named Richard Sutton, Steve's brother. To say it was an adventure would be slighting it. He made everything an adventure. He became a good friend just like his brother. He will be truly missed.

Jena Stewart-Martin

August 28, 2018

he was always smiling and full of life.

James McPherson

August 28, 2018

When I first moved to Mabank,Richard treated me like he had known me my whole life, that was a good thing being the new kid . RIP brother, see you again when I will be the new kid again.

lori hyde- ashton

August 28, 2018

My heart goes out to Steve's family. He was a great man and he will be dearly missed.

Dawn Howard Martin

August 28, 2018

Prayers and comfort to Richard's family. May God lend his hand and guide y'all as you deal with your loss.

Paula Gilbert

August 28, 2018

I am so sorry to hear this my prayers go out for his friends and family.🙏😢❤️

Susanne Harris Barney

August 27, 2018

What a sweet person. Always quick with a smile and a laugh. Many prayers of peace and comfort and celebration of life for family and loved ones. RIP Richard!

Charlie Bradford

August 25, 2018

I remember Richard's dad use to call me "roadrunner" and altho I was a grade ahead of Richard, we were close friends in school and away from school. The greatest role model I ever knew came in the form of a man named Joe Bradford; I call him Daddy. Now you are added to that list my dear friend. If I can live my life in this legacy that you have courageosly mapped out, then I am cofident I will see you again! Now Rest In Peace my friend and brother!