William Sutton Alexander, Jr.

August 3, 2022

CHARLOTTE - Sutt Alexander’s business card in retirement read ‘Will respond to gardening, golf, fishing,’     Sutt passed away at his Sharon Towers home on August 3, 2022. He was the son of William Sutton Alexander, Sr. and Louise Dunavant Alexander. Born in 1938 in Charlotte, he graduated from Myers Park High School in 1956, where he led the Mustang State Championship Golf Team. A 1960 graduate of Davidson College, Sutt also led the Wildcats to win the Southern Conference Championship Golf Tournament in that same year. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He married his high school sweetheart “Dotty” in 1961 at Myers Park United Methodist Church where he remained a lifelong member. Sutt was an honorary member of the Carolina Golf Club and a past member of the Charlotte Country Club. He grew up in a golfing family. His grandmother, Louise Wert Dunavant built the Carolina Golf Course in 1929 and Sutt grew up working at the course helping his father. He worked in management at New York Life Insurance Company for forty years and retired to the family farm on Old Providence Road (now Sutton Hall). He spent his retirement gardening, enjoying Caswell Beach and Lake Norman. His silver queen corn flanked by sunflowers and his pop-up vegetable stand became a summertime favorite for all.

Sutt is survived by his wife, Dotty; daughters, Chris Fitzgerald and her husband, John and Anna Jacobs and her husband, Jay; grandchildren; Lydia Gailey and husband, Jake, Ben Fitzgerald and wife, Mary, Louisa Jacobs, Alex Fitzgerald, John Jacobs IV. He had four great grandchildren: William Wesley and Anna Brooks Gailey and Thomas Arthur and Raelyn Christine Fitzgerald.

A memorial service will be held Friday, August 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Myers Park United Methodist Church with a reception following in Jubilee Hall. The Reverend Bill Roth will officiate.

Those wishing to remember Sutt are invited to donate to the Wesley Warriors Foundation Fund supporting families facing childhood cancer. Visit https://www.ngcf.org/wesleywarriors/.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Amanda Burns

    Thinking of you all week Chris. Your dad will let you know he is with you every once in awhile. Be on the lookout for him. In the meantime, know that my thoughts and orayers are with you

  • Ron Martin

    Sutt was one of the very best in our class .. He had one of the truly best dispositions and personalities of all of us ! Always positive and upbeat with a contagious smile and kind word. It is no understatement to say Sutt is a great loss to our class and those who knew him, he will be most certainly be missed by many of us.

    Sincere thoughts and prayers,.


  • Dick and Jane Marquard

    So many fond memories of this truly remarkable man. Always kind, always caring, always a friend. Miss you Sutt and prayers for Dottie and family as well. — Dick & Jane Marquard

  • Charles Glass Smith

    Dottyy and Family,
    So sad to learn of Sutt's death. I have so many fond memories of our relationship. My prayers will be with you and your family.

  • Harold F Lusk

    This is such sad news. We have all lost a really good friend. Prayers for you Dotty.

  • Carole Williams Holmes

    So sorry to hear of Sutts passing! I feel like our class anchor is gone! I know this is a hard time for you! I will be keeping you in my prayers!!! Carole.