Reatha Sutton King

Published 8:15 am Monday, May 6, 2019

Reatha Sutton King


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Reatha Sutton King, 87, of Danville, passed away May 1, 2019 at her home. She was born on April 9, 1932, in Lincoln County to the late J.L. and Ethel Hendricks Sutton. Reatha was preceded in death by her loving husband, Elwood S. King. Reatha loved animals, flowers, the out-of-doors, and Kentucky and American history. She loved riding around to see new places and watch the changing of the seasons. She was a determined woman, who had a good sense of humor. She and her husband had worked closely together for over fifty years, farming and operating a jointly-owned business, Danville Acoustics. They had also traveled together to coonhunts around the country. She had missed him greatly since his death in 2009.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth E. King of Somerset and Johnny W. King of Science Hill; two daughters, Cindy Martin (Sam) of Boyle County and Kathy Wells of Somerset; one sister, Betty Messenger of Lexington; grandchildren, John Thomas King, Travis Bugg, Darryl Bugg, Amy Chadwell, Ashley Martin and Tori Martin; and great-grandchildren, Addison Chadwell, Jackson Chadwell and Larkin Chadwell.

Along with her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Lynn King; three brothers, George Sutton, J.D. Sutton and Glen Sutton, and a sister, Dorothy Sutton. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2019 at Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home with Bro. Stacey Wilson officiating. Burial in King Family. Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be John Thomas King, Travis Bugg, Darryl Bugg, Jerry Daughtery, Sam Martin, John Brinson, Jay Johnson and Keith Messenger. Honorary pallbearers are Amy Chadwell, Ashley Martin, Tori Martin, Addison Chadwell, Jackson Chadwell, and Larkin Chadwell.

Memorial contributions can be made to Boyle County Humane Society.