Aaron Hugene "Sutt" Sutterfield, 82, passed away on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Shawnee. Hugene was a resident of Tecumseh at his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron Andrew Sutterfield and Mattie Velma Sutterfield, and by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda Louise and S.T. Morris, and Neta Faye and Ralph Morris.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lou, to whom he was married on Aug. 19, 1977. He will be fondly remembered by his children, Teresa (Greg) Durant, of McAlester, Tammy (Mike) Shann, of Haileyville, and Darren "Scooter" Sutterfield, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; step-children, Tracey (John) Dunphy, of Tecumseh, and Lindell (Dianna) Miller, of Tuttle; grandchildren, Cody (Myranda) Golla, Anson (Brandy) Sutterfield, Tyler (Cherish) Shann, Lexie Hamilton, Kyle (Brandi) Peace, Cassie (Creed) Robinson, Nichols Ray (Sierra) Miller, and Anthony Ray Miller, and 12 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his beloved sister, Bennadean and brother-in-law, Jinky Harris, of Stuart, and many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. at Tecumseh Pentecostal Church of God with Pastor Fred Owens officiating.
Sutt was born on Feb. 26, 1935, in Cabaniss. He was a lifelong lover of sports. He was a left-handed pitcher for Stuart High School and for a military team during his three-year stint in the United States Air Force.
Upon return to civilian life, he declined an opportunity to pitch in the minor leagues, choosing instead to play semi-pro ball and be with his family. He was a baseball umpire, a low-handicap golfer, part-owner and enthusiastic supporter of a few racehorses and an avid fisherman.
He also played guitar and sang so much like Charlie Pride that he could have been his stand-in.
Published on October 5, 2017