Obituary for William Johnston Sutton
William Johnston Sutton, age 22 of Winchester, passed from this life into life eternal October 6, 2015. Smart, witty and intelligent, he was the most loved son who has ever been. He loved life, loved his family and his many friends, but especially he loved his mother more than anything in the world. He will be remembered as being special in every way, bravely facing every challenge in life with a smile on his face. He was an “Apple” kind of guy, who loved everything Apple, from his iPhone & iMac to his iPad. He loved to read and he loved his Mustang. A Senior at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, he was just a few weeks away from completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Accounting. He was a most thankful young man, thankful for his family, friends and everyone who touched his life. Will trusted in the Lord, and we who believe will see that smile on his face once again.
I Thessalonians 4:13-18, The Hope of the Resurrection
“And now, brothers and sisters, I want you to know what will happen to the Christians who have died so you will not be full of sorrow like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus comes, God will bring back with Jesus all the Christians who have died. I can tell you this directly from the Lord; we who are still living when the Lord returns will not rise to meet him ahead of those who are in their graves. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the call of the archangel, and with the trumpets call of God. First, all the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and remain with him forever. So comfort and encourage each other with these words.”
Will is preceded in death by his grandfather, Glendon Sutton; maternal grandparents, Don and Anne Crossland; aunt, Dona Crossland. He is survived by his parents, Michelle Crossland Sutton and John L. Sutton of Winchester; sister, Paytonne Crossland, of Winchester; paternal grandmother, Dolly Sutton, also of Winchester; aunt, Jean Sutton Hill of Tullahoma; uncle, Joe (Vicki) Sutton of Hernando, MS; aunt, Joan (Greg) Parker of Huntsville, AL; uncle, Rick (Mary) Locker of Nashville, TN; life-long friend, Zach Womack; his loyal and devoted Golden Retriever, Romeo, and his many cousins and friends. The visitation will be on Friday, October 9, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and also on Saturday from 12:30 PM to service time at 2:00 PM. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home on Saturday, October 10, 2015 with the Rev. Martin Nutter officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens, with Zack Womack, Jim Prince, Logan Martin, Hunter Parker, Blake Sutton, Joe Brannon, Matthew Hill and Richard Oden serving as pallbearers. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com