Ambers “Charley” Sutton

07/29/1936 - 11/06/2018
Service Date: 11/10/2018
Service Time: 10am
Service Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Poinsetta Ward
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 North Center Street,

Ambers Charlie Sutton, age 82, of Mesa, AZ passed away peacefully on November 6, 2018 at 7:00AM at Banner Baywood Hospital after a brief battle with an aggressive cancer.  Charlie is survived by his loving wife Carol Sutton, five of his six children; Karyn Borrego, Danny Sutton, Mike Sutton, Rhonda Ball and Jayson Sutton.  He also leaves behind 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  Charlie was preceded in death by his parents Henry Veto Sutton and Cordelia Heatherly Sutton, one of his children Frank Sutton, and all of his siblings Odell Wiederhold, Ozella Frank, Mary Frank, Rosie Hagan, Helen O’Donnal, Harold Sutton, Frankie Shoemaker, Henry Veto Sutton Jr. and Ruthann Sutton.

Charlie was born on July 29, 1936 in Clovis, NM, the 7th of 10 children.  He learned to work hard at a young age and was known for his work ethic throughout his life.  He graduated from Mesa High School in 1955 and enlisted in the US Navy.  He served honorably and was proud to have served on the USS Lexington, USS Wasp and USS Yorktown.  In 1958, while stationed at Los Alamitos, CA he met Carol Lemmon and the two quickly fell in love.  They were married on October 18, 1958 in Lakewood, CA.  After moving back to Mesa, Charlie and Carol adopted 6 wonderful children over a span of 10 years and felt very blessed to have such an amazing family.  Charlie and Carol just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  From his youth, Charlie loved and excelled at sports.  His favorite calling was serving as Athletic Director for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Mesa area.  Charlie also loved spending time with friends and later in life he enjoyed planning and preparing for Mesa High Class of ’55 reunions.  His friends meant the world to him, and he loved his family, his country, and the great State of Arizona.

A viewing will be held this Friday, November 9th from 6:00–8:00PM at Bunker’s Family Funeral Home, 33 North Centennial Street, Mesa, AZ 85201.  Funeral Services will be held this Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 10:00AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1050 South Hobson Street, Mesa, AZ 85204.  A brief viewing will be held before the funeral from 9:00-9:45AM at the Hobson location.

We will miss this lovable and ornery Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Friend.  We’ll smile and remember him every time we hear a funny joke or an unbelievable story.  But we’ll know that we have a fiercely loyal man watching out for us from above.

Condolences

  • Cynthia Sherwood Peters

    Carol and family ,what fond and fun memories we have of you and Charlie . God be with you all. Keith & Cynthia

  • Bruce and Donna Frank

    So sorry to hear that Uncle Charlie passed. Many great memories. He was a really good man and I know he will be missed.

  • Jane & Alan Partridge

    Sorry to hear about Charlie. It was fun to spend some time with Charlie and Carol and family. He was always happy and welling to help us in any way. Our prayers are with his family as this time.

  • Sacramenta Landrum

    Deepest condolences to the Sutton family and friends for the loss of your loved one Ambers. Very soon Jesus Christ will resurrect the loved ones we have lost in death back to life Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.

  • I am very sad to hear for Charlie’s passing.I worked for 13 years with Charlie At Marathon steel in Tempe Charlie was always a fun person to be with it was a hot and dirty job but he made the best of it. Charlie was an excellent worker and put in many hours there. I am sure he will be missed by the others who worked with him so many years ago.

  • Elroy and Betty Wiederhold

    We were so sorry to hear that we lost Charlie. He was truly one of the ‘good guys’. The family and friends were blessed to have him for as long as we did. We pray that Carol, his children, and grand children will be able to remember the good times and all the blessings and rest on the promises of God, knowing that All who believe in Jesus will have everlasting life. We love all of you, and we are with you in our thoughts and our prayers.

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