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Fredrick Duke Sutton

Fredrick Duke Sutton became “precious in the sight of the Lord” (Psalm 116:15) at his death on July 11.

He was born 27 years ago in North Platte, Neb., the son of Fred and Debbie Sutton. Following graduation, he attended Frontier School of the Bible, LaGrange, Wyo., for three years. Duke then returned to Pagosa Springs where he became a major part of Sutton Automotive.

Duke “found a good thing and obtained favor of the Lord” (Proverbs 18:22) when he met McKenna Blevins and married her in September of 2020. Duke was never happier in his life than he was the last 10 months he spent married to the love of his life. 

Surviving in addition to his wife, McKenna Sutton, are his sister, Amanda (Sutton) Saltus and husband Josh; brother Waylon Sutton; parents Fred and Debbie Sutton; nephews Ashton Aten and Weston Saltus.

Duke’s body was laid to rest on July 16 in Highland Cemetery, Meeker, Colo. A service of remembrance will be held at a later date.

Those who wish to remember Duke in a special way, please pray for his wife, McKenna’s, recovery and you can make gifts in his memory to the organization he himself loved and supported: The Gideons International, POB 2072, Durango, CO 80302-2072 or at sendtheword.org.

In answer to the question, “What must I do to be saved?” “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:30-31). Duke indeed had done this and this is the message that Duke would want to leave with you.

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