CRAB ORCHARD — Gervis Ray Sutton, 85, of Crab Orchard, died Friday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.
He was the husband of the late Deborah (Rutledge) Sutton who preceded him in death Jan. 2, 2001.
Gervis was born in Harlan, April 16, 1927, to the late James Monroe and Zora Bell (Kincer) Sutton. Gervis was a Kentucky Colonel and a veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army having served in World War II and the Korean War.
Gervis is survived by three sons, Wayne Bolen (Missie) of Florence, Alan Sutton of Boulder, Colo., and Greg Sutton (Lisa) of Unionville, Ind.; three daughters, Lori Anne Bolen of Crab Orchard, Tracey Causey (Evan) of Corbin, and Tina Bratcher (Michael) of Crab Orchard; fiancée Joanna Rose of Crab Orchard; one sister, Thelma Carlsmith (Roger) of Oregon; one sister-in-law, Margie Sutton of Frankfort; and three grandchildren, Zachary, Allyson and Dax.
In addition to his parents and wife, Gervis was preceded in death by stepmother Julia M. Sutton; two brothers, Guyles and Lewis Sutton; and two sisters, Edith Sutton and Ruth Hild.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Gutenson officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday.
Burial will be at Piney Grove Cemetery with military funeral honors by Caswell Saufley America Legion Post 18.
Pallbearers include John Mink, Alan and Greg Sutton, Wayne Bolen, Evan Causey and Michael Bratcher.
Memorial contributions may be made to Caswell Saufley American Legion Post 18, P.O. Box 74, Stanford, Ky. 40489 or The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675.