Thomas Richard Sutton


Funeral Service: 10:30AM Monday, September 29th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial: 2PM at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with military Honors

Visitation: 4 to 6PM Sunday, September 28th at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Thomas Richard Sutton 76, of Temple, passed away Thursday, September 25th.

Richard was born on October 25, 1937 in Dallas Texas where he resided his childhood years. In 1957, Richard joined the Air Force and served as a airman second class until 1963. Richard retired with 30 years honored service from American Airlines on August 30th, 1995. Richard later retired to Sutton Loop in Temple where he enjoyed his ham radio hobby, feeding his pet deer and time with his Sons of the Confederate Veterans members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Beatrice (Beasley) Sutton; granddaughter, Kimberly Shaw; and brother, Wayne Sutton.

Survivors include his daughters, Karen Dooley and husband Kenneth, Kathy Moon and husband Roger, and Melissa Sutton; son, Richard Kyle Sutton; 11 grandchildren, Shelby, Kayla, Kassie, Cole, Nick, Summer, Chris, Tiffany, Cory, Brandon and Logan; 10 great grandchildren; brother, Francis Sutton; sister, Patsy Hulsey and husband Add; several nieces and nephews, including special nephews Richard Sutton and Keith Sutton.

Memorials may be made to Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Camp #1250, P.O. Box 794 Salado, TX 76571.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. kathy , I’m so sorry for your loss I’m keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love and hugs

  2. I will miss my Uncle Richard very much,he was an amazing man. He was a very loving and giving man. He helped me out millions of times whenever I needed anything, when I was little, but specially in my teen years. Love you Uncle Richie!

    • We both had our sweet 16 at Uncle Richards house. He was so generous and kind and the biggest heart. Some of my fondest memories was at his house. we love u Uncle Richard

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss!!!

  4. Janet Ragon McKee

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the kids and all family and friends!!! My heart breaks for everyone I know what your going through!!! God bless you!!!

  5. Darrell and Marie Bucy

    So sorry for the Sutton family’s loss. We loved uncle Richard and he will be missed.

    Darrell and Theresa

  6. My thought and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Richard was a kind and gentle soul. He had a heart of gold. I will miss his hugs and laughter. I’m truly a better person for knowing him. He will be missed deeply.

  7. Richard was a kind and wonderful
    person to me. He had a heart of gold and a wonderful smile. I will miss greatly.

    Sheri Owens

  8. Cobi & Jeff (aka Motown) Robert

    Our deepest condolences to everyone. I’ve known the family since before Jeff (Motown) & I were married. Melissa & I met at TCJC years ago, my ‘Mel’ is one my dearest & closest friends & Kyle is like brother to both Mo & I. Richard aka “Paw-Paw” was always welcoming, generous & kind. We loved hanging out at the house in Euless, playing pool, cutting up, joking & laughing. It was a privilege for us to have his presence at our wedding. We will miss him dearly… MuchLove & Respect… ManyPrayers
    Love Cobi & Mo…

  9. Richard was a kind and wonderful friend to me and to everyone he touched. He will be deeply missed.

    Matthew Kennedy

  10. Going to miss you, Uncle Richard. I just wanted to say how eternally grateful we are for helping us threw the most difficult times in our life. We will never forget you. We love you always. Some of the best memories I have from growing up is being at your house! Uncle Richie, you were the most caring and genuine person. Love always, Jenny, Lenora and Matt.

  11. Richard was a wonderful man, friend, and brother to me. I love him so much. He has helped me in so many ways of my life when things weren’t going right. We also had a lot of good and happy times. He was so good to my girls. He was the best uncle they could have had. I love him so much and he will be missed deeply. Rest in peace my brother.

    Lenora Kennedy

  12. I am feeling such loss today. I remember when Richard was born, and what a sweet, active little boy he was. He always seemed more like a little brother than a cousin. I loved him so much.


  13. Prayers sent…His mother was my grandmothers sister… I remember the Suttons from years sorry for your loss…

  14. Linda & Bobby Thompson

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

  15. Richard, you were my Friend ,my Brother, now my gardening Angel. You were their for me in a bad time of my life.
    Thank, you for your compassion, your friendship, Thank you for always being their for my girls, Our world is a little
    darker, but Heaven is so much brighter . To all your children, grandchildren, what a wonderful Dad , Granddad you
    were blessed with . Karen, Kathy, Melissa, Kyle, Richard, Keith My God wrap you in his arms, give you peace.
    God has something special For Your Dad, Uncle .Until we see him again. Love, Lenora, Matt Kennedy.

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