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James (Jim) Sutton Jr. Obituary

James Edward Sutton Jr. (Jim), 70, passed away on Jan. 27, 2008, surrounded by his family. He was the father of Chan Sutton and was a familiar face on the Georgia show circuit.

Sutton was a native of Macon, Ga., and attended Southern Tech and Georgia Tech in Atlanta. He followed in his grandfather’s footsteps, owning a large construction firm in Macon.

"My father was always my biggest supporter and was a trailer driver, paddock master, grounds keeper, etc. My interests in the horses were always supported by Dad," said Chan Sutton. "His vacations were often spent hauling a load of horses or equipment to Kentucky. My father’s positive attitude and smile will be missed by all who were privileged to have known him."

Sutton was a highly successful architect who designed many homes on St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Savannah, Ga. What many in the horse business consider work, Sutton considered his time away from the regular nine to five. His legacy will continue to live on in the many projects he accomplished in his professional career and at Oak Lane Farm in coastal Georgia. Wife Kay, sons Chan and Neil, daughter-in-law Stephanie and three grandsons survive him.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or Heartland Hospice.

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