Aaron Hugene “Sutt” Sutterfield passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Shawnee at the age of 82 years. Hugene was a resident of Tecumseh at the time of his death.

Aaron Hugene “Sutt” Sutterfield passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Shawnee at the age of 82 years. Hugene was a resident of Tecumseh at the time of his death.

He was predeceased by his parents, Aaron Andrew Sutterfield and Mattie Velma Sutterfield, and by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda Louise and S.T. Morris and Neta Faye and Ralph Morris.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lou, to whom he was married on Aug. 19, 1977.

He will be fondly remembered by his children, Teresa and husband Greg Durant of McAlester, Tammy and husband Mike Shann of Haileyville, Darren “Scooter” Sutterfield of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and his step-children, Tracey and husband John Dunphy of Tecumseh, Lindell and wife Dianna Miller of Tuttle, grandchildren Cody (Myranda) Golla, Anson (Brandy) Sutterfield, Tyler (Cherish) Shann, Lexie Hamilton, Kyle (Brandi) Peace, Cassie (Creed) Robinson, Nichols Ray (Sierra) Miller, Anthony Ray Miller, and 12 great-grandchildren, Hallie Sutterfield, Fisher Sutterfield, Chase Shann, Caris Hamilton, M. J. Washington, Brooklyn Washington, Gage, Kealan, Kade and Zhane Robinson, and Cadence and Cassidy Miller. He is also survived by his beloved sister, Bennadean and brother-in-law Jinky Harris of Stuart, and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and other family and friends.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Oct. 7, at the Tecumseh Pentecostal Church of God, 210 W. Washington St., Tecumseh, with Pastor Fred Owens officiating.

Sutt was born Feb. 26, 1935, in Cabaniss. He was a lifelong lover of sports. He was a left-handed pitcher who pitched for Stuart High School and then for a military team during a three-year stint in the Air Force. Upon his return to civilian life, he declined an opportunity to pitch in the professional baseball minor leagues, choosing instead to play semi-pro ball and be with his family. He was a baseball umpire, a low-handicap golfer, part-owner and enthusiastic supporter of a few racehorses, and an avid fisherman for as long as it was possible. He also played guitar and sang so much like Charlie Pride that he could have been his stand-in.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and patient care staff at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital and Heartland Hospice for the care and courtesies shown during his hospitalization.