Grant Thurman Sutton

October 25, 1942 - July 25, 2023

Grant Thurman Sutton, 80, of Beaumont, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. He was born on October 25, 1942, in Wisconsin, to the late Russell T. and Marion (Buckley) Sutton. Grant loved Jesus, his family, friends, and church. He proudly served in the United States Army Reserve (1962-1964) and the Texas Air National Guard (1964-1968).

Grant suffered from Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), but he never let it define him. His condition had progressed to a point that he needed assistance. He moved into Collier Park in May 2022 in Assisted Living. The staff at Collier Park were welcoming and caring and Dad enjoyed visiting with them and sharing his smile, humor, and wisdom. In his last month, Altus Hospice was a blessing to him, and we are grateful for their high level of quality care.

Grant gave us permission to share that he was a proud member of the Alcoholics Anonymous community and had been sober since 1980. His serenity practice included the Twelve Steps and his daily reading of God’s Word. His love for Jesus defined how he interacted with others. Grant encouraged those around him to be positive, grateful, and to love your neighbor. His favorite place outside of Beaumont was the deer lease in south Texas where he spent time with his friends. Prior to 2010, you would find him on the golf course with his buddies several times a week. He graduated from French High School 1961. His work ethic was impeccable. He retired from inside sales in the comprehensive industrial hose products and services industry where he worked at American Hose Specialty and Industrial Power & Rubber. He loved his family and supported his granddaughters in sports, at the theater, and in band. He was a wonderful husband and the best father. After his wife went to heaven, he filled the shoes of Mom and Dad and listened to his daughters, loving them, and supporting them in every way. He was a wonderful friend to many and encouraged people to be grateful and look on the bright side. He was a prayer warrior with a long list of requests that he prayed over daily and would check to see how God answered. Grant will be missed in many ways including: His belief in the power of prayer and dedication, words of wisdom and affirmation, encouragement, and gentle authenticity.

He is survived by his daughter, Kim Browne and her husband, Trey, of Lumberton; granddaughters, Paige and Anna Kate Browne; daughter, Kari Anne Sutton of Sugar Land; and niece, Michelle Hall and her husband, David, of Minooka, Illinois.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Michele Lee “Mickey” Sutton, and his sister, Louise Gail Case.

A gathering of Mr. Sutton’s family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m. with his memorial service at 6:00 p.m., Friday, July 28, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions can be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 3650 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706 or First Baptist Church, 3739 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
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  • July 28, 2023
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Memorial Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • July 28, 2023
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Comments (20)

    Will Nichols says:

    Kim and Kari, we Nichols sure did love your dad. Grant will live on in our hearts. For many years Grant was a mainstay at an early Friday morning meeting at St. Marks and I was always so happy to see him bright and early. He sure did love you girls and your mom. Sending love and light and fond memories from the Nichols family.

    Clifteen Clark says:

    Kim and Kari, I just heard about the passing of your father. I am so sorry to hear about this. He was my husband’s, Gary Ray Clark, best man in our wedding in 1965. I remember both your mom and dad and so sad for your loss. Gary died in 2017. He lived next door to your Dad for many years and they were best friends. I remember all of the fun stories of their days at the deer lease and the fun they had in high school. Prayers and hugs for both of you and your families.

    Peyton Jones says:

    Kim and Kari – I am so very sorry for your loss.

    Barbara Speed says:

    Kim and Kari… I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He and your mom were always so sweet to everyone that crossed their paths. I remember them fondly! They left a wonderful legacy. May the peace, love and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ comfort you in the days, weeks and months ahead. Love and prayers… Barb

    Sandy Hester Griffin says:

    Grant walked everyday for many years by our house. He always had a dog with him. He said he walked so he could eat his Blue Belle ice cream every night. We always had great conversations. And loved
    Visiting with Mickey too.
    So sorry for your loss. Heaven gained a good man.
    Sandy Hester Griffin.

    Regina Gregory says:

    Mr. Grant Sutton was a great man with a wonderful personality. Sincere condolences to his Family! To his wonderful Daughters and Family I pray for the Love and Strength of our majestic Heavenly God to watch over Bless, and Protect You All! He will be missed! Love to You All!

    Diane Cannon says:

    So very sorry for the loss of your Dad. Your parents were very special!

    Margaret Cruse says:

    Kim my prayers are with you and your family. Your dad and I were in several classes together our Junior and Senior years of high school. He was a friendly and funny guy!!! Know he is reunited with his love Mickey!! Love you! 💗💗🙏🙏🙏

    Janell Allison Perrin says:

    Kari and Kim, I was a friend of your parents from grade school days. My family moved to Beaumont when I was in second grade, and we lived in a garage apartment on Wilson Street very close to your dad’s family. He and Gail became my first friends in Beaumont. All of the kids in the neighborhood were nice to me, but he and Gail were just the best! Because of the French High School Lunch Bunch I was able to stay in contact with Mickey and Grant. When I was in my senior year, my dad was transferred to Lake Charles, LA. I have lived there since, but I do drive over to Beaumont to have lunch with my FHS girlfriends. Your parents were both great people. We are blessed to have had them in our lives. Love, Janell Allison Perrin

    Ann Gardner says:

    Kari and Kim, On the few occasions that I met your Dad I was struck by what a kind, caring, Godly man he was. He blessed so many people. You loved him so well. May you be surrounded by God’s love, comforted by His grace and blessed by His presence .

    Mary Bood Lee says:

    Kim and Kari,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your sweet dad’s passing. I have such fond memories of the many years of friendship our families shared. Your dad was such a wonderful man and left a beautiful legacy of faith and love.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Grover Williams says:

    Kari & Kim
    Judy and I send our condolences to you and your families. Grant and I always had a friendship that lasted over 65 years and we will miss him dearly.

    Industrial Power & Rubber, Inc says:

    Kim & Kari,

    All of us IPR family heard the sad news about Grants passing today, 07/26/2023. Our prayers are with your family during this time. We want to thank you for letting him be such a powerful and important part of our lives. He truly did make all of us better people, by being a part of our lives.

    Heather petkovsek says:

    Kari and Kim/
    Oh how I loved your Dad!!!!! The dearest , the best! I will miss him and I will never stop thanking God for letting me walk the Earth with him ( and your dear Mama!)!
    I love you all so much!
    Heather and sons and all the Crenshaws

    Charles Crim says:

    Sorry that he went through that debilitating condition. Grant was soft spoken with a great sense of humor. He beat my pants off in indoor paddleball on several occasions. Charles Crim

    Jimmie Jay Jackson says:

    Kari and Kim

    I was saddened when I heard about your Dad’s passing.  Grant was a fine man filled with kindness. He was so proud of his two girls and granddaughters.  Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.  God will get you through the rough places along the road.  If I can do anything for you, I’m only a call away.  

    David O’Brien says:

    Kim & Kari,

    I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Sutton’s passing. What a good, kind, genuine man of God he was. I’m so grateful for his influence on my life. Please know you all will be in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days. Blessings to both of you and your family.

    David O’Brien

    Lydia Harrison says:

    May the Peace, Comfort and Strength of God be with the family and friends.

    Jack Langston says:

    FHS team mate ’62, We practiced hard and played hard, Grant was a fine basketball player for FHS. I was thinking we also played baseball together. I do remember Grant being a fine young man as long as I knew him. RIP team mate.

    Tina Sasser says:

    Kim & Kari,
    I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dad. I know you were glad to be with him as much as you could even up into the end. Thinking of you all!

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