Ernie Laddie Dutton, age 77, passed away at the McLeod Hospice House on July 7, 2020. A graveside service will be held at Grove Hill Cemetery on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 10:00am. The family will receive friends 5:00 until 7:00 at Belk Funeral Home on Friday evening.
Born in Florence, SC on October 18, 1942, he is the son of the late Ernest and Ruth Suggs Dutton. Ernie served in the SC National Guard and worked for SONOCO , retiring after 43 years. Mr. Dutton then went work with his son at Dutton Polymer Group, working until his illness. Ernie enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Family and friends knew that they could go to Ernie with any problem, and he would affectionately help fix the problem. He was a father figure to many who looked up to him. Ernie was a member of First Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Derene Stokes Dutton (of 56 years), two sons and daughters-in-law: Ladd and Jeannie Dutton of Florence, Brad and Jasmine Dutton of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren: Zach, Ramsey, Colt, Yelise, Sullivan and Bradley; his siblings, Brenda “Dee” Vance and her husband Bob of Holly Springs, NC and Toy Dutton and his wife, Lynnette, of Hartsville, and a niece and two nephews, Laura, Les and Browning.
Memorials may be made to the McLeod Hospice House, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502-0551. www.mcleodfoundation.org
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