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James "Jim" Monroe Sutton

June 30, 1942 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 79)

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James Monroe “Jim” Sutton, age 79 of Metropolis, Illinois departed this life for his heavenly reward at 2:33 pm on Friday, October 22, 2021 in the home he built.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Weaver Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Spencer Allen and Brian Comer officiating. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.

Jim was born on June 30, 1942 in New Haven, Illinois the son of Calvin and Bertha Marie (Martin) Sutton. He started working at age 12 to help support the family, Jim had various jobs during his early years such as traveling to paint water towers and logging for his father-in-law, but he worked for Allied Signal/Honeywell for 33 years. His true passion was woodworking and carpentry. Jim and his wife Margie started Sutton’s Pine Furniture and traveled all over the Midwest for 28 years showcasing and selling their creations. Jim also enjoyed bass fishing, collecting Case Knives, spending time with and being Pawpaw to his grandkids. He was a member of Paducah Bass Club and of the Baptist Faith.

Jim is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margie (Comer) Sutton and his two sons, Brian Sutton and Chris Sutton all of Metropolis. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Quinton Meyers (Heather) of Metropolis, Kayla Sutton (Rusty Leonard) of St. Petersburg, FL, and Leah Allen (Spencer) of Lemmon, SD; his three beautiful great grandchildren, Brayden Meyers, Zachary Meyers, and Paisley Meyers all of Metropolis; his sister, Robin Murphy (Rick) of Mill Shoals, IL; his four brothers, Elbert Sutton (Sue) of Ledbetter, KY, William Sutton (Lori) of Metropolis, Mike Sutton (Mary) of Metropolis, Steve Sutton (Diane) of Hillsboro, MO; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his four brothers, Douglas Sutton, Johnny Sutton, Calvin Sutton, Jr., and Tommy Sutton.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening October 27, 2021 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home and on Thursday from 10 am until the funeral hour at the church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at


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October 27, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home
70 Jon Street
Metropolis, IL 62960

October 28, 2021

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Weaver Creek Baptist Church

Funeral Service
October 28, 2021

1:00 PM
Weaver Creek Baptist Church

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