He was born May 27, 1924, in Coal City, the son of George and Bertha Roach Sutton. He entered military service in March 1943 and served in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in 1947. During World War II he participated in the Normandy, Northern France and Central Europe campaigns.
He married Emma Sturzwage in Manheim, Germany, July 11, 1945. Leland had been employed at Commercial Solvents, Arketex Plant 2 and for several years at the Pillsbury Plant in Seelyville. He enjoyed fox hunting, genealogy and woodworking. He was a member of the Center Point Genealogy Library and the VFW.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Merle Sutton and one nephew, Charles Sutton.
He is survived by his wife Emma, two sons, Ralph and wife Linda Sutton and Leroy and wife Aleca Sutton, all of Center Point, grandchildren, Wayne and wife Kathy Sutton, Terre Haute, Sherry and husband Grady Paddock, Center Point, and Bryland and wife Holly Sutton, Brazil, two brothers, Richard and wife Viola Sutton, Clay City, and Rex and wife Erma Sutton, Atwood, Ill., one great-grandson, Kenneth Coffman, Terre Haute, one cousin, Edna Ruth Smith, Coal City, and several uncles, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Thursday at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Myron James officiating. Burial will follow at Ashboro Cemetery. Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Clay County Humane Society, 8280 N CR 125W, Brazil, IN 47834. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information.