The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 25, 2012

Gene Russell Sutton

Published 11-25-12


Enid News and Eagle

ENID — Funeral for Gene Russell Sutton, 71, of Enid will be 10 a.m. Monday at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Grayson Lucky will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Gene was born January 18, 1941, in Scottsbluff, NE, and passed away early Wednesday morning in Integris Bass Baptist Hospital. He grew up in the Scottsbluff and Torrington, WY, area, where he graduated from high school in 1959. He attended college in Nebraska, where he graduated with an electronic engineering degree. He attended the Presbyterian church as a child and received his God & Country award from Boy Scouts.

Gene married Judy Ewing April 20, 1963 in Enid. They made their home in Littleton, Colorado, where he was an electronic engineer for Martin Marrietta. He helped develop the gyro for the Titan missile. He also worked in quality control. He owned and operated Northeastern Dust Control in Sterling, Colorado. They sold the business and moved back to Littleton, where they raised their family. They came to Enid in 2006 due to his health.

Gene was a member of First United Methodist Church, Littleton Elks Lodge and Enid Shrine Club, for which he served as president in 2009, and a 32nd Degree Mason.

Gene is survived by his wife Judy of the home; daughter Mindy Yates and husband Steve of Englewood, CO; and grandchildren Benjamin and Cody Yates.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son John Sutton in 1985.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.

(Submitted by family)