Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Suttons in:
 • Eastview Cemetery
 • San Antonio
 • Bexar County
 • Texas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Rev Alexander Carver Sutton, Sr
Birth: Feb. 6, 1919
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 2002
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Religious Leader. He was born the second youngest of 15 children to Samuel J. and Lillian V. Smith-Sutton. His godfather was, noted scientist, Dr. George Washington Carver. He attended Tuskegee Institute and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. At age 12, he joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and later served as Texas Branch President, and member of the National Board of the NAACP for many years. A longtime business developer, he owned and operated many establishments, including the first Black-owned toy store in San Antonio. He was a founding member of the Alamo African-American Chamber of Commerce and hosted a weekly radio program on African-American business news. He served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Inner City Broadcasting Co., San Antonio, and was a major investor in Inner City Broadcasting Corporation, the largest black-owned company with holdings in radio, tv and other media venues. He served as a Juvenile Probation Officer for many years with the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department. As a governor-appointee to the State Law Enforcement Association, he also worked as a community liaison to judges and lawyers. Because of his advocacy the lives of many children were enriched. His Christian Welfare Camp Association provided positive growth and camping experience for needy inner city children.  (bio by: Deleon Todd) 
Family links: 
  Samuel Johnson Sutton (1863 - 1950)
  Lillian Viola Smith Sutton (1873 - 1971)
  Clifton Rolet Sutton (1950 - 2009)*
  Cora Marie Sutton (____ - 1992)*
  John Wesley Sutton (1897 - 1978)*
  Carrie Jane Sutton Brooks (1899 - 1964)*
  Samuel Johnson Sutton (1900 - 1963)*
  Lillian Woodard Sutton Taylor (1903 - 1998)*
  Libby Louise Sutton (1904 - 1919)*
  George Moses Sutton (1906 - 1913)*
  Garlington Jerome Sutton (1908 - 1976)*
  William N. Sutton (1910 - 1971)*
  Cora Mary Sutton Jackson (1911 - 2005)*
  Smithie Douglass Sutton Henry (1914 - 1982)*
  Oliver Carter Sutton (1916 - 1983)*
  Essie Matilda Sutton (1917 - 2010)*
  Alexander Carver Sutton (1919 - 2002)
  Percy Ellis Sutton (1920 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Eastview Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Deleon Todd
Record added: Aug 27, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7799439
Rev Alexander Carver Sutton, Sr
Added by: Deleon Todd
Rev Alexander Carver Sutton, Sr
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Michael Kelnhofer
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

 Added: Feb. 6, 2017

- JasmineFlower
 Added: Jan. 7, 2017

- chris graziano
 Added: Mar. 30, 2016
There are 162 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.2 after 25 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service