Emmett Sutton III

Emmett Sutton III, 78, was called to his eternal home in Christ on April 25, 2014.

Emmett was born in Queens, New York on Nov. 13, 1935. He graduated from Marietta College in 1957 with a bachelor of science in petroleum engineering. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. After graduation, he worked at Continental Oil Company in Wichita Falls, Texas. In 1963, he went to work for Ashland Exploration in Columbus, Ohio, eventually being transferred to Houston, Texas, in 1966. He was a member of The Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineering, Professional Engineers of Oklahoma, National Society of Professional Engineers and Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He retired from Ashland Exploration in 1994 as a reservoir engineer.

Emmett was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett Sutton, Jr., Margaret Nelson Sutton, and his son-in- law, Brentley Taylor.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Susan; children, Brian Sutton and wife Fern, Karen Taylor; five grandchildren, Hannah Sutton and Rian Sutton of Beaumont, Stefanie Cavalcanti of Brazil, Nick Cavalcanti of Beaumont and Carson Taylor of Katy.

The funeral will be on May 14, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston, Texas. Condolences may be offered at www.memorialoaksfunerals.com