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Roy Clifton Sutton Jr.

Roy Clifton Sutton Jr. Obituary
Roy C. Sutton Jr.
Norfolk - Roy Clifton Sutton Jr., a lifelong Norfolk resident, died on October 16, five days shy of his 93rd birthday. The cause was heart failure.
"Roy Jr." was raised on the beach at Ocean View, a place which forever was in his heart. He graduated from Maury High School, and then attended the college of William and Mary in Norfolk, and then in Williamsburg. His studies were interrupted by WWII, during which he rose to the rank of Captain in the Air Force. He was co-piloting a plane during a bombing mission over Hungary, when his plane was shot down. He spent nine months in a German POW camp, and then was rescued by Patton's army. He then continued his studies, ultimately earning a degree in Physics. He entered business and became a part-owner of Sutton Appliance Company. He married Kathleen Sams in 1953, and began a family. He continued his love of athletics, joining the Portsmouth YMCA, and being well-known for winning many handball and tennis tournaments. Even into his eighties, he remained involved in competitions, being active in the Senior Olympics in multiple events. Until six months before his death, he was swimming laps twice a week. Recently, he was recognized as one of the members of the famous football "Last Team" at ODU.
He was predeceased by his wife, Kitty. He is survived by his son, Roy Clifton Sutton III and his wife Sherry of Virginia Beach; his daughter, Elyse Sutton Lemaire and her husband, Tom, of Boston; and four grandchildren: Roy IV and Summer Sutton and Eddie and John Lemaire.
Services will be held on November 3, 10 a.m., Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel. Condolences may be offered at www.hollomon-brown.com


Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 28, 2013
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