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Bob Ray Sutton


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Bob Ray Sutton Obituary
Bob Ray Sutton, 83, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, April 13, 2015, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
     Bob was born on November 10, 1931, in Paoli, Oklahoma to Clayton Leon Perry and Lyda Edith Shelby Perry.  His parents divorced and his mother later married William Henry Sutton who legally adopted Bob and his sister Dorotha in December 1943.
     He grew up and attended schools in various locations eventually settling in Blackfoot, Idaho where he graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1950.
     After graduation, Bob worked as a truck driver for the Smith Baking Co. until joining the United States Navy.  He served from 1951 to 1955 in the Seabees Battalion during the Korean War.  His duty stations were Korea, Guam and Japan. 
     He married the love of his life, Willa Marjean, on May 27, 1971 in Idaho Falls, ID.  On that day he not only became a husband, but an instant father and grandfather of which he was very proud of.
     Bob worked for the Idaho National Laboratory as a Bus Driver for 37 years were he made many lifelong friends.  His most enjoyable times were spent at his cabin in Island Park with children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many other family and friends.    Through his life enjoyed flying plans, boating, water skiing, snow machining and hunting camp every fall.  He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.  We love and will miss you Dad. 
     He is survived by his sister Dorotha Pauliene Sutton of Pocatello; step-daughter, J. Michelle (Joe) Kennedy of Idaho Falls; sons, S. Scott (Susan) Abbott of Boise; Steve C. (Lori) Abbott of Idaho Falls; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; honorary younger brother, Gary (Vi) Warren of Blackfoot; half-sister Paula Ann (Steel) Casey of Garber, Oklahoma, and a half-brother Chuck (Joyce) Bailey of Kingston, Oklahoma. 
     Bob was preceded in death by his wife, parents and a nephew.
     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First Street, Idaho Falls, ID.  The family will visit with friends one hour prior to services at the Mortuary.  Military rites will be conducted at the service.  Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Pineview Cemetery, Ashton, Idaho.
     In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to either the , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or the , 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL, 33607.   Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.coltrinmortuary.com
Published in The Morning News on Apr. 21, 2015
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