Eugene Sutton, 76, of New Cumberland died Friday January 9, 2009, at the Weirton Medical Center. He was born on March 20, 1932, in New Cumberland, WV, the son of the late Nathaniel Atwell and Helen Ralston Sutton. Gene was also preceded in death by his sister, Elaine Flowers. Gene retired after 39 years of service in the Strip Steel of Weirton Steel, where he worked as a rigger. He also repaired and sold lawn mowers and small engines and outdoor sporting goods. He was a member of the 1949 Weir High Football Team that won the WV State Championship. At the age of 16 Gene earned his airplane pilots license, and following graduation from high school he served his country in the US Army. Gene enjoyed watching NASCAR, hunting, fishing, camping, and racing go karts. He was a member of the Oakland Presbyterian Church, and the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club. Gene is survived by his wife, Kay McKenna Sutton, whom he married on May 30, 1952; his daughters, Terri and Robert Marino of New Cumberland, WV and Bonnie and David Kuzma of Weirton, WV; his three grandchildren, Melissa Radue and her husband Lance, Ryan and Ashley Kuzma; his great grandson, Brayden Radue; and his extended family Rhonda and Daniel Crago and their children, Kyle, Kevin and Carly. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Monday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street, where funeral services will be held 11 AM Tuesday. Isobelle Bell and Rev. Curt Watkins will preside. Interment will follow at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton.

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  1. Ryan and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers and if there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. Ryan-you now have a guardian angel watching over you while you protect and serve our community. Love and prayers,

  2. Kay, Terri, & Bonnie, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Love—-Kelly

  3. Dear Bonnie, Terri and Family, You have my deepest sympathies..My father passed a little over month ago so I know how you are feeling..I will keep you and you family in my thoughts and prayers..

  4. Bonnie and Family, I will always remember him calling me ball bat every time he saw me at the pharmacy. I know you have lots of great memories. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  5. Kay, Bonnie, Terri and Family, I’m So Sorry for your lost. Gene was a Good Man. He meant a lot to me as you All do. I have many many Great Memories I will Cherish Forever. God Bless and Love to You ALL.

  6. Kay, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. I can’t help but smile when I think of you both. We hope that you will find comfort in knowing others are thinking about you. Terri & Bonnie, How proud your father must have been that he raised two beautiful, kind daughters. Your character, and those same traits you have passed on to Melissa, Ashley and Ryan, is a true testament to both of your parents. I’m thankful I had the opportunity to know him. Debbie, Ray, Jamie and Justin Pernell

  7. Kay,Terri & Bonnie Sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Millers, Kathy, Sherry,Donald & George, and Mary Jenkins

  8. Bonnie and family, We were so sorry to hear about your Dad. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Love you! Ali & Dave Peleskey

  9. Bonnie and Family: I was so sorry to learn of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. May the sweet memories of your father bring you comfort.

  10. Dear Bonnie and Family, Im so sorry to hear the loss of your Father, I never knew him, but im sure he was a wonderfull man, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, your father is one of our little angels now, and he will be missed dearly, but he’s in a wonderfull place. God bless you and all of your Family threw this terrible loss, I love you Bonnie. Jody

  11. Dear Bonnie and Family, Im so sorry to hear the loss of your Father, I never knew him, but im sure he was a wonderfull man, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, your father is one of our little angels now, and he will be missed dearly, but he’s in a wonderfull place. God bless you and all of your Family threw this terrible loss, I love you Bonnie. Jody

  12. Dear Kay, I was so very sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. I have so many memories of my classmates. It was always nice to see you & Gene at our class reunions. Guess we are at the that age, but it is hard to lose a love one. Hope to see you soon!!! God Bless Dolores (Talamonti) Manack.

  13. Dearest Kay, Terri, Bonnie and entire Sutton family, My family and I send our deepest condolences on the loss of Eugene. I have many fond memories of your family growing up. I think Eugene use to call me, ‘chattter box’, and I still amhe made me smile. May you remember all the happy family gatherings and memories of times gone by when he was well and full of fun. Keep them close to your hearts and he will be forever with you. Our Lord is holding him in his arms amd has taken all Eugene’s pain away. Through your grief, we hope you know that you are in our prayers. May God help all of you at this sad time of need. You have a new angel in heaven looking over you and sending down only goodness. Our sympathy and love, Donna, Jim, Jen and James Terri-I am here for you if you need to talk-I feel your pain. My dad and him hopefully met and are talking about Weirton Steel.

  14. It has been almost 5 months since we said our goodbyes and said our “I love yous.” We miss you so much but we know that your in a better place Dad. We know that your walking and doing everything that you wanted to do while you were sick. We think of you all the time and wish we could say I love you just one more time. There is a void in our lives that will never go away. We love you Dad!

  15. We miss you so much Dad……apart of us is gone forever. You loved the holdays so much and it’s never going to be the same without you.

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