Entered Into Eternal Rest
Sunny Sutton, 71,
husband of Jean Adel Miller Sutton, of 1171 Lakeview Drive, died Aug. 21, 2004.
Saturday, August 21, 2004
Born in San Antonio, Texas, he was the son of the late Sadie Marie Goins.
Mr. Sutton, a graduate of Zonn Polygraph Institute, served his community for
many years as a police officer with the Greenville
Police Department, a criminal investigator for the 13th Judicial Circuit, and was an investigator for the
Department of Insurance. He had owned and operated Sunny Sutton International Investigative
Service since 1968. He was a licensed private investigator, licensed polygraph examiner, and a forensic
behavioral analyst. He was a certified instructor for law enforcement by the South Carolina Criminal
He enlisted in the Air Force at the age of fifteen and served on active duty for
nine years. He served in the Korean War, spent 4-l/2 years
in Japan as a military interpreter, and was a member of the first Combat Control Team. He was a
parachutist and diver in the Air Force, and was a recipient of the Soldier's
Medal. He was currently a Major in
the South Carolina State Guard. He was a member of VUMS (Veterans of Underage Military Service),
was a lifetime member of the Combat Control Association, and was a member of the American Polygraph
Association. He held a black belt in Judo and Tae Kwon Do, and owned and operated the first Tae Kwon
Do school in South Carolina.
Mr. Sutton was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his sister, Mary Howie, of Kemp, Texas;
a stepson, Jacob Hughes, of Taylors; a stepdaughter,
Katherine Reed, and her husband, Adam, of Darby, Mont.; and a grandchild, Cooper Sutton Reed, of Darby,
Mont. He was predeceased by his daughter, Jan Sutton.