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Roy E. Sutton, 87, Vero Beach

Roy E. Sutton, 87, of Vero Beach, died Aug. 24, 2009, at Hospice House in Vero Beach. He was born in Owensboro, Ky., and lived in Vero Beach for five years, coming from Spring Hill, where he lived for 20 years.

He was a career Air Force veteran, serving in World War II in the Pacific Campaign, and later in the Berlin Airlift, as well as numerous security assignments in Germany, Hawaii, Texas, Maryland and Florida. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Martha Gheesling Sutton; daughter, Terri Troutman, of Crownsville, Md.; son, Steven Sutton, of Land O’ Lakes; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by five brothers; two sisters; and his daughter, Janet Louise Bieber, who died Oct. 18, 2008.

Services will be held Aug. 28 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Bushnell. A private interment with military honors will be at Bushnell National Cemetery.

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