Melville Sutton
1930 - 2020
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Melville Sutton

Indianapolis - Melville (Mel) L. Sutton, 90, of Indianapolis passed away May 20. Mel was born April 23, 1930

in Greenwood, Indiana, to Carl and Irene (Bogard) Sutton. He graduated from Center Grove High School, Class of 1949. Soon after graduation, due to war in Korea, he served with Helicopter Squadron One HU-1 in San Diego, Calif., for four years. Upon discharge from the Navy, Mel was employed by Allison Gas Turbine Division of General Motors (now Rolls Royce) for approximately 36 years. Mel was a member of One Christian Church (formerly Southport Baptist Church) for more than 45 years. He served in many capacities at his church and was most proud to have served as Deacon for many of those years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Betty (Dean) Sutton, his parents, his brother Gene, his sister Lila Jane Garnet, and his son Bradley. Mel is survived by his son Craig (Patti) and grandchildren Sarah Curry (Grant), Benjamin (Courtenay), Daniel, as well as daughter-in-law, Susan, and granddaughter Chelsea. He is also survived by three great-granddaughters Addison, Hadley and Emerson Curry. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, with a funeral service at 12:30 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory - Greenwood Chapel. All CDC guidelines for social distancing and mask-wearing will be observed.

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Published in The Indianapolis Star from May 22 to May 24, 2020.
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May 26, 2020
Dear Craig and family, You may recall that I worked with Mel when I first started as a green student at Allison. Mel was unswervingly kind and generous and always took a personal interest in me over the years and is one of the few people from that time that I stayed in touch with through the quarterly MCPC meetings with Mel and Jasper, Kathi, Rex and a number of others. Our world was a better place with Mel in it and we all will miss him.
Scott Marr
May 25, 2020
We were so very sorry to hear that Mel passed away. He and Betty were such good friends to us all these years and we will miss him, as we have Betty. Our deepest condolences to your family. We are unable to come for the funeral as Larry has dental surgery that morning and just wanted you to know we will be thinking of you.
Larry and Lynell Pauley
May 24, 2020
The church family of FBC Greenwood are so sorry to hear of Mel's passing. What a great smile and warm spirit! He will be missed here. We pray for the whole family an extra measure of comfort and peace, especially now when it so hard to gather together. - First Baptist Church of Greenwood, IN
Rev. Dr. Sean Holloway
Family Friend
May 23, 2020
So sorry to hear about our friend Mel. Jan and I worked with him at Allison, and with Craig. He was a pro at work and a really nice man who everybody admired. My condolences to his family and friends.
Larry Dennin
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