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Obituary: Richard ‘Dick’ Sutton, Mooresville

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Richard ‘Dick’ Sutton

Richard “Dick” Sutton, 81, of Mooresville, passed away peacefully Monday, July 21, 2014.

He was born June 10, 1933, in Junction City, Kansas, to the late Daniel Nathaniel and Minnie (Honey) Sutton.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (Renihan); his sons, Stephen (Cynthia) Clephane, Charles “Chuck” (Anna) Clephane, Randy (Patty) Clephane and Steve Sutton; daughters, Vickie Heckman and Patsy (Howie) Finecy; grandchildren, Melody (Brock) Sears, Derek (Sarah) Heckman, Zachary (Michelle) Clephane, Collin Clephane, Lindsey Clephane, Breanne Clephane and Taylor Johnson; great-grandchildren, Riley, Audrey and Eli Sears, Haley and Jack Clephane, and Hannah Heckman; brother, David Sutton; and sisters, Sally Lancaster and Kay Sheek.

He was preceded in death by a son, Tim Clephane; and a daughter, Sherri Sutton.

Dick was in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1952, receiving an honorable discharge and rank of first sergeant.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.

While living in Greenwood, Dick was the president of Greenwood Little League and Lassie League from 1962 through 1977, was a past member and president of the Greenwood Community School Board, and president of the advisory board of Central Nine Career Center.

He was the Greenwood city building inspector and formulated the Greenwood City Building Code. He was awarded the Good Citizen award from the Greenwood Jaycees in 1973 and the Greenwood Jaycees Community Service Award for youth work in 1968.

He was president of the board for Cataract Lake Water Corp.

Dick was a member of the Greenwood Masonic Lodge No. 514, where he also earned his 33rd degree. He was the national commander of Sojourners and was a member of 24 chapters. He was also a member of Heroes of ’76.

Dick was listed in International Who’s Who of Professionals.

Dick worked for Indiana University Hospital, IUPUI and Riley Hospital for Children for 33 years. After retirement, he was a consultant for Indiana University for 16 years.

A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Dick will be laid to rest at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Glenns Valley, Greenwood.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, IU Health Neuroscience Center, Suite 4100, 355 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

You are invited to visit www.wilsonstpierre.com, where you may leave the family a personal message.

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