----- ............Cemetery Walk: An afternoon of discovery! Every stone has a story. And they are waiting to be told........... -----

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sgt. Carter...Dead

Frank Spencer Sutton...best remembered as Sgt. Carter from Gomer Pyle, U. S. M. C.

During a visit to see my son I took a cemetery walk at the Greenwood Cemetery. The older sections contain many beautiful monuments. Near the back of the cemetery I found the burial location for the Spencer and Sutton family at the edge of the sloping lot.

Abilene TX Reporter
June 30, 1974

Sutton was born in Clarksville, Tennessee, the only child of Frank Sims Sutton and Thelma (née Spencer). When he was eight years old, his father became employed as a Linotype operator at the Nashville Tennessean in Nashville. Frank Sims Sutton died from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage on March 16, 1938, leaving behind his wife and 14-year-old son. 

While preparing for a performance of the comedy Luv at the Beverly Barn Dinner Playhouse in Shreveport, Louisiana, Frank Sutton died of a heart attack on June 28, 1974, at the age of 50. He was buried in his hometown of Clarksville. Source: Wikipedia

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