William Barrett Sutton slipped away early Christmas morning in his home in Salt Lake City. Barry was strong, caring, generous, loyal and he had a positive impact on the lives of so many during his years on this earth.
He was born on February 26,1943 to William Ross and Maxine Pulham Sutton. Ross passed away when Barry was only 6 years old. This impacted his focus on family which was the true passion of his life. He felt so blessed to have found his beautiful wife Dawn Michelle Painter. They were married in 1967 in the Salt Lake Temple and together they started a large and loving family. Barry was adored and greatly respected by his 7 children, Kimberly (Paul) Van Dyke, Christopher (Emma) Sutton, Amy (Ryan) Forsyth, Mark (Elisha) Sutton, Elizabeth (Straton) Christensen, Katie (Atieli) Blaylock, and Carrie (Scott) Miller. He was a proud, doting and supportive Grandfather to Barrett (Bronwyn), Parker, Harrison, Amanda (Connor), Jordan(Annie), Olivia(Asi) Carson, Sawyer, Porter, Hailey, Britton, Miranda, Logan, Cannon, Hunter, Jacob (Lisa), Abby (Michael),Sydney, Davis, Stockton (Kenzy), Brinley, Campbell, Beckham, Presley, Brooklyn, Callie, Marley, Brody, Gibson, Hudson, Maizey, Warner, Berkeley and Kimball plus Great Grandson Brooks Sutton Hoff. His presence in their daily life will be greatly missed.
Barry was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the New Zealand South Mission from 1962-1964. He impressed the importance of faith in Christ on all of his children and grandchildren. He also led by example and had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In 1970 Barry started a small carpet company, Western Wholesale Flooring, that grew into a thriving enterprise. He was very well respected and a leader in the industry. All of his sons, daughters, and many sons & daughter in-laws and grandchildren have or continue to work in his company. His family will work together to carry on his legacy,
Sports were a major part of Barry's life. He loved playing basketball and tennis and also enjoyed watching his grandkids sports at his alma maters, East High School and the University of Utah. He also spent many hours at Foothill Baseball watching all his grandsons who played in the league throughout the years.
His greatest joys in life came from spending time with his family both at home in Utah and across the state of California. He was known by many titles but none were greater than Husband, Dad and Grandpa.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday January 4, 2023 at the Crestview Chapel (2795 East Crestview Drive, Salt Lake City). A public viewing will be held prior to the services that morning from 10:00-11:30am. Interment will follow the service at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E. 1300 S., Salt Lake City.
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A beautiful tribute to a remarkable man. Barry will be missed
Barry you were a good
Friend and helpful I’m so many ways. W’ell miss you!
My sincere condolences to the entire Sutton family with Barry’s passing. He was a great man who made a huge impact on so many lives and I know he will be dearly missed. I have many fond memories when I was growing up and spending time with your wonderful family. I will keep you in my prayers and ask for an extra portion of God’s love, peace, Grace, and healing to be with you all at this time.
It was a shock when I heard about Barry's sudden illness and passing away. I've known Barry since we were boys. Barry had a good heart and a tenderness that endeared him to many. I loved playing basketball with Barry. Our ward team went all the way to the finals of the whole area and we almost won a team that had two men on the team who had just retired from the Utah Stars. May the Lord bless you and your dear family at this special time of remembrance as we celebrate Barry's life. Much love to you, Garfield
Please keep in touch with me as I was his New Zealand missionary companion in 1963. I live in Draper, Utah.