Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 19, 2021
John David (JD) Sutton

Obit John David SuttonJohn David (JD) Sutton, 54, Tooele, Utah, left this world for a better place Oct. 15, 2021. He was born Jan. 7, 1967, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Stanley William (Bill) Sutton and Leta Pike Sutton. John grew up in Wendover, Utah, prior to moving to Grantsville, Utah, where he graduated with the high school class of 1985.

As a young boy John was always fascinated by the oceans of the world and even adopted the nickname “Sharkey.” Shortly after graduating high school he moved to Seattle, Washington, to obtain an education in oceanography. After graduation John moved to Metairie, Louisiana, where he was employed as an underwater welder. As a result of his many years doing deep-sea diving, he later developed a disability and mostly lost the use of his legs.

Besides his passion for the ocean, John loved camping, shooting, archery and anything to do with the great outdoors. He loved a wide array of music and enjoyed attending many concerts over the years. He also had a particular knack for quoting lines from movies and making us laugh with his funny expressions.

John is survived by his mother Leta Sutton; older sister Stacey Sutton Oliver; younger brother Mike (Heather) Sutton; “brother-from-another-mother” Graham MacDonald; his children Aspen, Ara, Zack, Angel and Autumn; nieces Mandy, Alex and Meg; and nephew Parke. John was preceded in death by his father and his older brother Eric. We would like to express our thanks to special friend and neighbor Christine, who was there for him during the last year of his life.

Graveside services will be held in the Grantsville City Cemetery at noon, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. 

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