James Sutton, age 89, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, February 14th, 2021.

James was born and has been a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He served our country in the United States Air Force. James retired from 1st Tennessee Bank. He attended North Hamilton Church of Christ. James served on the Dallas Bay Fire Department board for 19 years. He was a member and Past Master of Hixson Masonic Lodge # 727 F & AM. James was also a member of the Alhambra Shrine Temple and York Temple.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Beatrice Sutton.

James is survived by a step-daughter, Cheryl Brown; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Betty Banks and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 pm on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

A Masonic services will follow at 3 pm on Thursday at the North Chapel. Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children,