Bobby Joe Sutton

August 20, 1944 - July 27, 2020

Bobby Joe Sutton

Bobby Joe Sutton, 75, of Vidor, died Monday, July 27, 2020. He was born on August 20, 1944, in LeCompte, Louisiana, to Gwendolyn Deverne Davidson Sutton and Jarrett William Sutton. He was known as Bob, Bobby, BJ, Mr. Sutton, Uncle, Dad and his favorites were Honey and Paw Paw.

Bob went to Port Neches High School and then to Spangdahlem, Germany with the United States Air Force. He met Janice in Germany and they’ve been married for 55 years. Bob worked for Neches Butane and Dupont/Beaumont Works as a union pipefitter, Local 195. He was very active at Pine Forest Baptist Church in Vidor. He was a Deacon, went on mission trips and enjoyed many years “doing Children’s Church”. Bob was also a Past Master of Pine Forest Masonic Lodge #1420. He coached Little League and was a Boy Scout leader. Bob so enjoyed taking an active role in his church and community. The family would call Bob a “Human Encyclopedia”, he loved to read and retained all kind of facts. We never knew when he was going to blurt out some obscure fact. He was a wonderful man, the center of our family, we will miss him every day; always with smiles on our faces. 

Survivors include his wife, Janice Sutton; daughter, Michelle Lawson and her friend, Don Mancini; son, Rob Sutton and his wife, Meg; brothers, John Sutton and David Kirkpatrick; son in law, Jim Lawson, and grandchildren, Korin Lawson, Katelynn Johnson and her husband, Zach, Carter Lawson, and Killian Sutton; great grandchild Baby Johnson (coming soon); and furry companions, Jäger and Jazmyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father, Jarret Sutton; mother, Gwen Kirkpatrick; stepfather, Solomon Kirkpatrick; brothers, Jarrett William Sutton, Jr. and Brian Keith Kirkpatrick; and grandparents, John and Grace Davidson and John and Carrie Sutton.

A gathering of Mr. Sutton’s family and friends will begin at 11:00 a.m., with his funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Pine Forest Baptist Church, 4800 Main Street, Vidor, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Masonic services will be performed during the funeral by Pine Forest Lodge #1420.  His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium. 

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Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
A Gathering of Mr. Sutton's Family and Friends
Pine Forest Baptist Church
4800 N. Main Street, Vidor Texas
Saturday, August 01, 2020
11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Pine Forest Baptist Church
4800 N. Main Street, Vidor, Texas
Saturday, August 01, 2020
12:00 p.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (4)

  • Linda C Simpson

    10 August 2020 at 14:09 | #

    Janice I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!


  • Judy Sutton

    03 August 2020 at 00:11 | #

    Janice, I am so sorry to hear about Bobby. He was truly a thoughtful caring person. I know that he is leaving a void in the lives of your beautiful family . Time and wonderful memories will heal . God bless! Judy


  • Tina (Gray) Denton

    30 July 2020 at 22:41 | #

    This brings back many memories from long ago when I used to babysit your kids. Janice, I am so terribly sorry for your loss.
    Tina (Gray) Denton (daughter of George & Jamie Gray)


  • Malcolm Lee

    29 July 2020 at 18:02 | #

    So sorry to hear of Bobby’s. passing prayers for your family


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