Spooky Dutton

Spooky Dutton

Charles “Spooky” Dutton, 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday, January 16, 2021.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 19, at Corbinville United Methodist Church with Bro. Larry Walls officiating. Masonic burial services followed at Memory Hill Cemetery. Masons served as pallbearers.

Spooky was preceded in death by his parents Cleve and Virgie Dutton; his 2 infant sons; his brothers and sister and his beloved fur baby, Scout.

Charles was born and raised in the Hayden area. He was known by Spooky from an early age, because his older brothers and sisters continually tried to scare him, and the name stuck. If you wanted his attention, you called for Spooky, not Charles.

Spooky met and married the love of his life Judy on December 20, 1980. They enjoyed 40 wonderful years of marriage. When Spooky and Judy married, he was blessed with 3 stepchildren, whom he treated like they were his own children, Mike, Scott, and Sonya. Spooky was a wonderful and loving father and grandfather to his family.

Spooky was a Masonic Marshal with Masonic Lodge 209 in Guntersville and the Masonic Lodge 430 of Albertville. He served as Grand Master for several years, being elected 3 different times.

He was a local businessman who owned, with his older brother Carl, Dutton Trucking and then AB wrecker service. After that, he owned Albertville Cottage Florist with his wife Judy for 10 years. He was a well-known figure in the local community.

In his later years, the staff at Marshall Memorial Funeral Home were lucky to have him work with them. He worked as a funeral assistant and one of the best things was to hear when someone new heard him called Spooky.

Spooky is survived by his devoted wife Judy; Mike Smith and his wife Cenda; Scott McCormack; and Sonya Parks and her husband Jeff; his grandchildren Drake Smith and his wife Caitlin, Dustin Garrison and her husband Austin, Whitney Kelly, Mallory Uribe and her husband Sebastian and Madison Parks; and 4 great grandchildren. Barrett Smith, Sadie Kate Smith, Ada Smith, and John Reed Garrison; and special nephew Jimmy Summers.

Marshall Memorial Funeral Home assisted the family.