Funeral service for Lyle R. Sutton, Sr., 74, Lawrence will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Sutton died February 5, 2011 at University of Kansas Medical Center.
He was born on February 27, 1936 the son of Harry and Doris (Roberman) Sutton.
Lyle attended Baldwin Public School District. He graduated from Baldwin High School. He moved to Lawrence in 1960. Lyle retired after 27 years from the Lawrence Police Department in 1987 as an Administrative Lieutenant. He later worked for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy for 10 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police where he served as President, Secretary and Treasure. Lyle was a member of the Kansas Law Enforcement Association and a former member of the Mt. Oread Aerie #309, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Elks Lodge #595 B.P.O.E. He was an avid fisherman and loved to hunt.
He married Erna L. Stuck on December 21, 1960. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Wanda Lewis and Angela Morgan, both of Lawrence; two sons, Kelvin Helmert, Lawrence and Lyle (J.R.) Sutton, Jr., Overland Park, KS; one sister, Lavere Husted, Lawrence; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Memorial Contributions may be made in his name to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge and may be sent in care of the Mortuary.