DR. HERMANO TOM "TOMAS SUTON" SUTTON
from Ranger, TX passed away on March 7, 2023 at his
home in Odessa, TX.
Tom was born in Ranger to Howard Sutton & Erma Ball
on Dec. 22, 1937. He went to school at Ranger High
School in the Class of 1956, and attended Ranger
Jr. College, where he played football, Texas A&M
University-Commerce, The University of Southern
Mississippi, and graduated from California Coast
University with a Ph.D in Psychology. He worked
as a teacher and coach in various locations and
as Director of Clinical Services at Texas Youth
Commission in Pyote, TX. He also had a private
practice in Psychometrics, Counseling & Mediation.
He was an Army Veteran and served in the National
Guard. He was a proud patriot and a proud Texan.
Tom loved the Lord and was a devoted Christian. He
was very involved with the Church most of his life.
He was a caring, generous, hard-working man who
loved his family. He was honest, loyal, & giving,
always willing to help anyone in need. Later in
life he discovered his passion for writing and poetry,
which he used to write four books. Perseverance,
dedication and work ethic are some of the values
he practiced all his life and the values he sought
to instill in his children.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Howard &
Erma Sutton; sister, Corene Sutton Davis (RHS-1958);
brothers, David Sutton (RHS-1964), and Terry Sutton
He is survived by his wife, Socorro Sutón; his children,
sons, Brian Sutton and wife Angie, Jason Sutton & wife
Susie, Tomy Sutón, and Luis Carlos Caro and wife Sofía;
daughters, Katherine Sutton, and Ana Darlin and husband
Ryan Darlin; three grandchildren, Hannah Adams & husband
Logan, Holden Sutton & Wynnings Sutton; sisters, Beverly
Sutton and Sharon Sutton Rogers (RHS-1961); and many
nieces and nephews.
Tom will be greatly missed by his family and friends,
but we take comfort in knowing that we will one day see
John 11:25 - Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection
and the life; he who believes into Me, even if he should
die, shall live.