David Keith Sutton
David Keith Sutton passed away on August 27, 2022 at the age of 64 after a short battle with cancer. He was born on January 10, 1958, and is preceded by the death of his parents George Sutton and Barbara (Duncan) Sutton. He grew up in Florissant, Missouri with his sister, Georgia. David was married to former spouse Barbara (Kash) Sutton and became a father to three children: Jennifer and Kyle Sutton, born on December 7, 1990, and Michael Sutton, born on March 16, 1992.
After graduating from University of Missouri-St. Louis with a degree in Accounting, David started a long and successful career in hospitality with HBE Corporation, working his way up to be the Corporate Controller for Adam’s Mark hotels across the country. After almost 15 years with Adam’s Mark, David moved his family to Chicago for a new opportunity with Swissotel, as Regional Controller for both North and South America. Considered his most exciting career adventure, David got to travel overseas for the first time and experience many trips to South America and Switzerland.
After nearly 5 years and missing home, David landed a job at the famous Chase Park Plaza Hotel back in St. Louis as the Chief Financial Officer. With less career travel, he was able to spend much more time with his kids (and eventually 2 dogs) and create an exceptional team at the Chase that worked together for more than 10 years. After the Chase, David spent a few years at the Sheraton in Clayton, Missouri before deciding to move to Memphis with another Sheraton position.
With Kyle and Jennifer both eventually moving to Chicago by 2020, David decided to move back to the city he enjoyed so much and be close to the twins. David moved to the Chicago suburbs in June 2021 with a job at the Westin in Itasca. He was able to live his last year close to them, which made caring for him after his sudden diagnosis much easier.
While David was very proud and humbled by his career, he was most proud to watch his 3 kids grow up and witness their many accomplishments. He was able to see high school, college, and law school graduations, enjoy many trips with them to New York, Chicago, New Orleans, and Europe, and attend Kyle’s wedding in September 2021. David started playing hockey at a young age, and continued to play for 50 years throughout his life. He was a big St. Louis Blues fan, and finally got to see them win the Stanley Cup Championship in 2019. David was an avid dog lover, starting with his childhood dachshunds Andy and Linus, followed by beagle Brandy and basset hound Marcus when his kids were teenagers.
David is survived by his sister Georgia in St. Louis; his 3 children, Jennifer and Kyle (Shelby) in Chicago and Michael in St. Louis; a beloved granddog, beagle Rosie; and many friends, family, and colleagues that he kept in touch with for over 30 years. He will be truly missed by all those that were lucky enough to know him, enjoy his stories and laughter, and witness his love for his children.
The family would like to thank all the healthcare professionals that took care of David during his diagnosis and hospice care at Edward Elmhurst Hospital, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Bella Terra Morton Grove, and Unity Hospice.
Friends are welcome to join the funeral and celebration of life events in Chicago (September 9th) and St. Louis (September 17). Please contact Jennifer or Kyle for more information. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society or Wright-Way Rescue in Morton Grove, IL.