Robert Anderson Sutton
Robert Anderson Sutton, age 83, of Montevallo, passed Tuesday, November 17, 2020. He is preceded by his parents, Robert and Ruth Sutton; brothers Don and Jack; and niece Leslie Sutton. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Sallie; daughters, Debbie Cook (Ron), Julie Carter (Burt); granddaughters, Tiffany Hughes (Jerry) and Traci Bennett; great-grandchildren Chad Hughes (Kayla), Danielle Hughes, Shelbi Bennett, and Katelyn Bennett; great-great-granddaughter, Sky Hughes; sister Rudy Letzring; and sister-in-laws, Jill Sutton and Sue Sutton.
He was a member of Montevallo First United Methodist Church and previously a member of University Baptist Church for many years. Robert was retired from Bell Telephone Companies, where he had worked as an Engineer for 35 years. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio Northern University and his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Brooklyn Poly Institutes.
Robert’s services will be held in the Charter Funeral Home Chapel Saturday, November 21, 2020. Visitation will be held at 1:30 pm, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Montevallo United Methodist Church or University Baptist Church in Robert’s name.
Bob was the reason I joined the Shelby Strummers. I loved hearing him sing, play his various instruments, and sit next to him when we practiced or played a gig. I will miss him dearly when I am able to get back to playing with the Strummers after this COVID pandemic. Loving kindness to Sallie and the rest of the Sutton family as you grieve the loss and celebrate Bob’s life. “What the heart has once known, it shall never forget.”
Please my sincerest condolences. Although, I have not been in contact with Bob since I quit attending the Dulcimer meetings, I will always remember Bob’s rich tenor voice, playing the Hammer Dulcimer, and his easy going manner. I remember his smile. His obituary photo depicts an man who was at peace with God, himself and and those who were privileged enough to know him. In closing, I offer this prayer for those who are bereaved: O Lord our God, I ask that You comfort all who are bereaved with a spirit of faith and courage. Mary they remember with thanksgiving the love and joy shared in an earthly relationship. May they be comforted with the sure knowledge of a joyful reunion with those they love in Your time. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Judy Morgan called me today at 2:30 pm and let me know of this sad news about Bob. BOB IS A FAVORITE FOR SO MANY REASONS. A BEAUTIFUL MAN, BEAUTIFUL SINGER AND musician. Sallue too,, so dear and so loved. Sallie and family, I am sending much love and hugs to you. Wendy and frankie Cicio