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John David (JD) Sutton

January 7, 1967 — October 15, 2021

John David (JD) Sutton

John David (JD) Sutton, 54, Tooele, Utah, left this world for a better place on October 15th, 2021.  Born January 7th, 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 is 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 on Friday, October 22nd.

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Graveside Service

Friday, October 22, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Grantsville City Cemetery (350 W Main St)

350 W Main St, Grantsville, UT 84029

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