Marty Doyle Sutton, 64, of LaPorte and Bass Lake, IN, passed away on Wednesday, August 24 in Indianapolis, IN after a sudden, acute illness.
He was born Sept 19, 1957, in Rocky, OK to Doyle and Irene (Holman)Sutton. In 1979 Marty married Carrie Simmons and to this union, four children were born-Logan Elliott, Tanner Doyle, Owen Chantry, and Tawny Miriah.
Marty worked in construction in his early years, then in oil well-related blowout prevention. In 1985 he began a career of consulting and fundraising for Boynton & Associates and he and his family began to travel for his work. Marty made many long-time friends along the way, consulting for Sheriff Associations and FOP organizations. In late 1987, his family came back to a permanent home in Cordell for the children to attend school, while being near friends and family.
Marty eventually settled in LaPorte, IN where he established a very successful tile and floor covering business. Marty was a community staple and friend to many in the LaPorte and Bass Lake area where he could be found enjoying a game of darts or cornhole, but more often than not, riding his prized Harley Davidson with his love, Kristy Zarantonello, of LaPorte.
He is survived by three sons: Logan and wife Alexis of Cordell, OK; Tanner and wife Tiara of Thomas, OK; Owen and wife Bethany of Bethany, OK; and one daughter; Tawny and husband Tyler of Tulsa, OK; Ten grandchildren: Cayden, Meliah, Tristan, Railee, Avery, Audrei, Lukas, Addison, Eli, and Tycen; and two sisters, Lori Huntzinger and Pollyanna Byrd; and one brother, Darrin Sutton; a step son Kenny Vessels that blessed him with Riley , Cobee , Jazmine, Katlyn and Zoey; a step daughter Valerie who he was also blessed with Malachi , Tyler , Cortland, and Mila; Marty was known as “Papa” to his friend and employee, Kristopher Eskridge’s little girl, Essy. Marty looked forward to seeing her each morning before work. Marty will also by greatly missed by Kristy’s sons, Colton and Dominic.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Claudia Dobbs and sister Bonnie Giblet.
A memorial service will be held at LaPorte Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge Street, LaPorte, IN 46350, on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 6PM.
There will also be a Memorial Bike Ride starting at 10AM at The Honey Hole, 7012 S. State Road 10, Bass Lake, IN 46534, on Saturday, September 24. The ride will conclude back at The Honey Hole at 5 PM. This is a time for all to come together to share stories about “The Greatest Storyteller of All-Time”, Marty Sutton. He would have turned 65 years young on September 19. This gathering will be “Marty’s Biggest Party” and we plan to celebrate his life, his love of his friends in LaPorte, his love of playing darts, dancing, and singing karaoke.