Ernest Wesley Sutton III was a loving son, wonderful brother, an awesome father and grandfather. He never made a fortune, or a noise in the world where men are seeking after fame; but he had produced a generation of healthy girls and boys who loved the very ground on which he trod. We thought him just little short of God; Oh you should have heard the way we said his name –"Father." There seemed to be a loving little prayer in our voices, even when we called him "Dad." Though Ernest was never heard of everywhere as a hero, yet somehow it was understood
that he was doing well his part and making good. He gave us neither eminence nor wealth, but he gave us blood untainted with advice and opulence of undiluted health. He was honest, loving and kind; He was clean in heart, in body and in mind. So he made us heirs to riches without price –This father, Ernest Wesley Sutton III. He never preached or scolded; and the rod –Well, he used it as a turning pole in play. But he showed the tender sympathy of God to his children in their troubles and their joys. He was always chum and comrade with his boys and his girls – oh, you ought to hear them say "Father and Grandfather." Now we can think of all his achievements, but the man who keeps his body and his thoughts worth bestowing on an offspring love-begot. Then the highest earthly glory he has won, is when God chose Ernest one special day and called him home.
Ernest Wesley Sutton III will be truly missed by a host of relatives and friends. Psalms 23
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