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Stevie Raye Sutton

November 23, 1966 — March 15, 2024

Maggie Valley

Stevie Raye Sutton

Stevie Ray Sutton, a lifelong resident of Haywood County, passed away Friday, March 15th, at Duke Medical Center. He was born November 23, 1966, to Catherine Shockley Sutton of Clyde and the late Ned Sutton. 

 

Stevie was known for his sense of humor and loved “picking” at people. He will always be remembered for knowing how to pull a good prank. He was just a very plain person and was satisfied with a roof over his head and food to eat. He truly would help everybody and would give them the shirt off his back or the last dollar he had, if they asked him to. 

 

Stevie worked many years at the Asheville Farmers’ Market and later became self-employed doing various odd jobs, most notably, driving a dump truck or a wrecker. He was a trader at heart, and you could usually find him at an auction looking for his next “good deal.” He loved his livestock, however, if you made him a good enough offer, he would send them right home with you. Other hobbies he enjoyed were digging ginseng, hunting and playing bluegrass music. He could play just about any instrument you put in his hands but couldn’t read a single note. Stevie loved his dogs and one of his last concerns was making sure they were taken care of.

 

In addition to his father, Stevie is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Troy and Ora Sutton, as well as his maternal grandparents, James Shockley Sr. and Gertrude. He is also preceded in death by his great grandparents, several aunts and uncles, and great aunts and uncles. 

 

In addition to his mother, those left to cherish his memory include his sisters Linda (Charles) Justice of Waynesville and Connie (Eric) Bradley of Clyde; his nephews Kevin (Wendy) Justice of Richmond, KY, Brian (Corene) Justice of Hickory, and Kyle Bradley of Clyde; niece Lucinda Justice of Waynesville; and his five great nephews. He also leaves behind aunts Marianne (John) Tracey, Beverly Shockley and Vicki Shockley as well as several cousins. He touched the lives of many throughout his life and had numerous friends that will forever cherish his memory as well. Two that touched his life tremendously were Sol and Jobe Sutton and he thought the world of them, and we know that his memory will live on through them.

 

Per Stevie’s wishes, no formal services will be held, however, the family will be holding a memorial service on Saturday, March 23rd at 2:00pm downstairs at the Waynesville Salvation Army located at 290 Pigeon St, Waynesville, NC 28786 for those wishing to pay their respects. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Wells Funeral Home in Stevie’s name to assist with final expenses.

 

The care of Mr. Sutton has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville 
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Visitation

Saturday, March 23, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Salvation Army, Waynesville Corp.

290 Pigeon St, Waynesville, NC 28786

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Memorial Service

Saturday, March 23, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Salvation Army, Waynesville Corp.

290 Pigeon St, Waynesville, NC 28786

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