John F. Sutton Jr.

January 26, 1918April 19, 2013

John F. Sutton was born on January 26, 1918 and passed away on April 19, 2013 in San Angelo, TX.


  • Visitation Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 27, 2013

John F. Sutton Jr.

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Michael Milligan

April 8, 2015

In February 1966, he gave me a badly need job as an ABA Foundation scholar, working on what eventually became the first Model Rules of Professional Responsibility. I brag about that honor to this very day. R.I.P., Professor Sutton. Glad I knew you.

Louis Sirico

June 1, 2013

John Sutton was a great law professor and a great man. He cared about his students and went out of his way to get to know them. I have been a law professor for many years, but have yet to figure out how to teach as well as he did.

May 16, 2013

My sincere condolences to all the family I had the pleasure of meeting throughout the years.
It was an honor to consult with him, he always entertained me with colorful stories of the past. I will always cherish the memory of his invitation to enjoy the Ponys in Louisville with his special friends. May his memory be a blessing for all who have known him.
Dr. Ned and Rochelle Stein

Cindy Smiley

April 27, 2013

What a wonderful professor and wonderful person. He was such a great role model for excellence and integrity in the legal profession. Best wishes to his family - we are thankful for his life and all that he contributed to UT Law School.

Linda Broocks

April 23, 2013

My classmates and I adored Professor Sutton and kept in touch with him after graduation. I will never forget the twinkle in his eye, his wonderful sense of humor, and his colloquial words of wisdom. He was certainly one of the finest teachers I have ever had. I am so sad to learn of his death and wish I could have another wonderful conversation with him. He will be greatly missed.

Julie Holt

April 23, 2013

Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing John for years, he made a lasting impression in just a few months. Always a pleasure and wonderful smile on his face!

Evan Pierce-Jones

April 23, 2013

Few lawyers have the profound impact for good that Dean Sutton had on our profession. I was fortunate to study under Dean Sutton in law school. The lessons he taught and the example he set are with me still, decades later. A true giant of the profession has passed. I offer my condolences.

Mary Ann Beaty

April 23, 2013

My sincerest condolences on the loss of John Sutton. I was pleased to be one of his students during my time at the University of Texas Law School, and during my stay there he was appointed Dean of the law school shortly after Dean Page Keeton retired. I enjoyed a number of very pleasant and enlightening conversations with Dean Sutton while studying law, and found his advise and comments concise and practical. I felt a certain affinity with him, having grown up in San Angelo. I pray that his family take comfort in knowing that he had a rich and rewarding life and left many people the better for having come into contact with him.

Anthony Safi

April 22, 2013

Truly, a gentleman and a scholar. We are unlikely to ever see the likes of him again. He was a strong bridge between the old-time practice of law in Texas and practice in the new millennium. An inspiration to students and practitioners alike.
My sincere condolences to the family.

April 21, 2013

My condolences to the family for the loss of this fine man and teacher. I took so many courses from him that he told me I'd better turn out well! I was very fond of him.
David Smith, '62, Victoria, TX