Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA

Michael E. Sutton

Michael E. Sutton

Sunday, June 9th, 2002

MICHAEL E. SUTTON, a lifelong Skagit Valley resident passed away unexpectedly at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon on Sunday June 9, 2002. He was 40 years of age.
Michael was born in Mount Vernon, WA on December 9, 1961, a son of Ervin & Delores Dee Sanders Sutton. He was raised at Punkin Center near Hamilton and attended grade school in Lyman and Hamilton. He also attended Sedro-Woolley High School.
Mike was a heavy equipment operator in the logging and construction industries, operating cats and backhoes and driving trucks for several years. He worked in many areas throughout Washington and Alaska. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, camping and panning for gold.
Mike was united in marriage to Tina Pitman in 1992 and they made their home in Lyman.
He is survived by his wife Tina and son Eli at the family home in Lyman. His parents, Ervin & Dee Sutton of Punkin Center. 2 half-brothers, Keith Murphy and Kenneth Murphy & his wife Gail all of Lenore, NC.
2 half-sisters, Patty Scruggs in California and Lori Love in Tennessee.
2 special nieces, Tishinia & Sophia Sutton and numerous other nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his brother, Rocky Sutton in 1998.
The family suggests memorials be made to the trust fund designated for his son Eli at any Skagit State Bank.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday June 12, 2002 at 3:30 PM at the Hamilton Cemetery. Mr. Phil Mitchell will officiate. Arrangements under direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share your thoughts and register in the online guestbook at www.lemleychapel.com


  • Jonas Hepler

    Mike was my best friend for a good 17 yrs. I just found out he passed away. What kinda friend am I? Mike I know your watching me ask you this 1 question & only you know the answer. What do you call a heavy equipment operator with a chipped tooth? Lol! You dog. I love you my brother. You are forever in my heart & mind. What happened my brother? I really miss you. I’ll never forget your Carolina draw when you spoke or your laugh when I would come back to camp with a black eye & a big smile. Cause you new how much of a scrapper I was. I will miss skeet shooting w/you. Hell just going out & firing guns with you, was always a gas. I wish I knew you were sick. I would have spent sometime with you. Even though your gone I know you’ll never 4get the night me, you,uncle Dan,& Eli went shooting in my crumby @ Hobart Bay & I got a flat tire 22 miles from camp & I drove that truck all the way back to camp on that flat & melted the rim to the axel. Damn that was hilarious. But remember Ed Bryant the tire guy was not happy. Lol. Tina call me @253-653-3330 if you get this. Love you lots. Jonas. Hi Eli.