Sutton served as a Navy Chief in the South Pacific during World War II, with duty in the Solomon Islands and Guadalcanal. After the war he became an owner/operator for American Termite and Pest Control. He and his wife, Jeanne moved to Homewood in 1955.
In 1965 Sutton was elected to the first of several terms in the Homewood City Council. He served as Council Presendent for three years and left office in 1997. He was also a past-president of the Homewood Lions Club and a long-time member and usher at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church.
- "Charles C. Sutton" obituary (February 27, 2011) Birmingham News