IN MEMORIAM: Former Machinists Lodge 777 President Terry Sutton


Terry Ray Sutton, of Hazelwood, Mo, passed away Dec. 13, 2023 at the age of 72.

Brother Sutton was a diesel mechanic at Ryder Truck Rental 42 years before retiring and a member of Machinist Lodge 777. He held several positions within Lodge 777 beginning in 1995 as sentinel, followed by trustee, recording secretary, vice president and then as president from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017.

A jack of all trades, he enjoyed home improvement projects and was always willing to lend a hand. He enjoyed golf, fishing, and puzzles. He was a dedicated fan of the St. Louis Blues and NASCAR. Despite his varied interests, Terry’s greatest love was his family, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Terry was the loving husband of Patricia “Patty” A. Sutton; beloved son of the late Ray E. and Elizabeth M. Sutton; devoted father of Jeff (Danielle) Sutton and Becky (Wesley) Ray; cherished grandfather of Tim (Nick) Sutton, Kylie (Alex) Hemmer, Colin Ray, and Avery Ray; dear brother of Julie Tooley, Steve (Amy) Sutton, Neal Sutton, and Beth (Steve) Helmer; and is also survived by nephews, nieces, cousins and dear friends. Terry is also preceded in death by his sister, Terasa Fink.

A memorial mass was held Dec. 28 at Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson St., in St Charles. Donations may be made in Terry’s name to Guide Dogs of America.


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