Milton Garvis Sutton was born 21 February 1916 at Albany, Alabama.
Major Sutton died of an accidental gunshot wound that occurred in Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee.
He was the son of Hugh Drexel Sutton and Bertia Smith. He married Hazal Josephine Grant in 1939.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 1 June 1944
Maj. Milton G. Sutton, 28, Signal officer in charge of communications service at the Clinton projects and formerly well-known throughout East Tennessee as civilian Bell Telephone representative was killed at Oak Ridge home at 12:20 a.m. today. Andercon County Coroner Joe Wilson pronounced death the result of an accident. A project spokesman described the circumstances as follows: The Suttons had moved into their Oak Ridge home only a few hours earlier and all furniture was not unpacked. Maj. Sutton, long a pistol man, was in the living room looking over his gun collection and Mrs. Sutton was in the bathroom. After the report of the gun, she found the body on the floor. A .22 caliber target pistol had discharged and the bullet penetrated his skull. Once several years ago before his marriage, Maj. Sutton was accidentally shot in the hand while examining a pistol. Maj. And Mrs. Sutton and their small daughter, Josephine Lee, 17 months old, had moved to Oak Ridge from 3728 Keowee Drive. Besides his widow and daughter, survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Sutton, of Tecoma Drive. Maj. Sutton had been telephone manager at Harriman, Sevierville, La Follette and other East Tennessee towns before entering the Army Nov. 10, 1940. He entered as a second lieutenant, having been a reserve officer, after attending University of Tennessee ROTC.

  • Rank: Major
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 February 1916
  • Date of death: 1 June 1944
  • County: Campbell
  • Hometown: Oak Ridge
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Middle Panel
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