Franklin Hoggard Sutton

January 13, 1926January 11, 2021

Franklin Hoggard Sutton, 94, went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2021. He was a loving husband and father. Franklin was an active long-time member of Kings Grant Baptist Church. He retired from the Virginia Beach VOTECH where he was an auto mechanic instructor. Franklin was predeceased by his loving wife of 69 years, Lorene V. Sutton.

He is survived by his children, Vann Sutton and wife Ann, Elizabeth Browning and husband Larry, Maria Drinko and husband Michael, Carolyn Britton and husband Rick, and Yvonne Toll and husband Timothy; 11 grandchildren, Rebecca Sutton, Mallory Sutton, Tracy Browning and husband, Niraj Desai, David Browning and wife Hannah, Christina Drinko, Adrienne Drinko, Adam Drinko, Renee Britton, Samuel Britton and wife Kelly, Taylor Toll and fiancée Darren Seidel, and William Toll; and 6 great-grandchildren, Olivia Desai, Anderson Desai, Jonathan Desai, Jade Browning, Mieke Browning and Bennett Browning.

Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital or the charity of your choice in Mr. Sutton’s honor. You may offer condolences at


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Stacey Willoughby

January 18, 2021

When I was moving my husband broke our wedding frame and I was telling Mr. Sutton about it and he took upon himself to make one from scratch and surprise me with it for our 10 yr wedding anniversary. I absolutely love it and look at it frequently as it hangs over my fire place. He was a sweet man who always had a story to tell!!! I will greatly miss him!!!

Ray Kirby

January 13, 2021

So sorry to hear about Frank. I served as his Deacon at Kings Grant Baptist Church, and always looked forward to see his smile and welcome greeting on Sunday mornings. I stopped by his house several times and he was always busy on some project but had time to stop and talk. He talked a lot about his family, whom he loved. He wanted to show me his shop and tools after Covid lifted. We all will miss him....