LITTLE ROCK – William "Buddy" H. Sutton, former Arkansas Razorback football player, Arkansas Baptist leader and high-profile attorney, died July 2. He was 84.
Sutton joined Immanuel Baptist Church in 1959, where he taught Sunday school for more than 50 years, and served as a deacon. In 1989, he served as chairman of the Arkansas Billy Graham Crusade in Little Rock. Sutton served as president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention in 1991-1992 and served on the Baptist Health Board of Trustees since 1973. He has served numerous terms on the Ouachita Baptist University Board of Trustees, where the college’s William H. Sutton School of Social Sciences is dedicated for him.