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Austin Labe Sutton

March 20, 1995 - June 15, 2017

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AUSTIN LABE SUTTON

Our beloved son, Austin Labe Sutton, was called home to Jesus on Thursday, June 15th, 2017. Austin was born on March 20th, 1995, in Mount Holly, New Jersey, and moved with his family to Colorado in July 2003. He was employed by American Tire Exchange. He was an amazingly talented and creative self-taught musician, who lived his life to the fullest and always with quick wit and a quirky sense of humor. His love of music and drive for following that passion through recording and performing is where he dedicated...

AUSTIN LABE SUTTON

Our beloved son, Austin Labe Sutton, was called home to Jesus on Thursday, June 15th, 2017. Austin was born on March 20th, 1995, in Mount Holly, New Jersey, and moved with his family to Colorado in July 2003. He was employed by American Tire Exchange. He was an amazingly talented and creative self-taught musician, who lived his life to the fullest and always with quick wit and a quirky sense of humor. His love of music and drive for following that passion through recording and performing is where he dedicated his time, energy and, he would say, all of his money. To be so young and know so clearly what he wanted to do in life, is unique. Austin graduated from Sand Creek High School in 2013 and even though he never enjoyed school, he persevered and completed an Associate of Arts degree from Pikes Peak Community College. While he was proud of his achievement, he would be the first to say that his true education came from living life and creating and performing music with his band, Letters to the Living. Austin had deep and loving friendships that were more like family than friends. He could also make a friend just about anywhere he went, as his amazing smile drew people in. Austin was a champion of the underdog, sometimes to his own detriment, and thought nothing of coming to the aid of kids being bullied. He gave of his time willingly when it involved music and was so happy to mentor and share with fellow musicians, to help perfect their craft or to learn from them. He worked hard for what he had in life, and he was excited to be moving into his own apartment, having his band play at new venues this summer, and spend time with his girlfriend, Luisa. He had a deep and abiding love for family, especially for his sister, Amanda Jill. Austin will be forever and always in our hearts.
Austin was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Carol "MomMom" and Labe Sutton, Sr. "PopPop"; maternal grandmother, Juanvil Monday; uncle, Richard Monday II; and cousin, Keith Shelton.
Austin is survived by his parents, Labe, Jr., and Jennifer Sutton; sister, Amanda Jill; maternal grandfather Richard Monday; and his "Nona", Ann Monday. Surviving aunts and uncles from across the United States are: Sherri Shelton; Anthony and Jeanne Sutton; Lori and John Kalowitz; Jay and Jody Sutton; Margie Hobson; Rose Monday; Teresa and Robert Mann; Andrew and Renee Monday; Camille and Joseph Looney; Darren and Cyndi Monday, and Karmette and Kenny Fante; Mickeal Matheny; David and Dawn Matheny; and Derrick and Julie Matheny. Austin is also survived by his lady love, Luisa Walker, and "brothers of the heart," Erik, Brody, Tyler, Ryan, Jonathon, and DeVaughn.
Austin's funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903, with a public viewing/visitation at 5:00 p.m. and funeral service at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations for funeral expenses may be made at https://www.gofundme.com/austin-sutton-funeral-expenses