James Omar Sutton, 72, of New Bern died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.
He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and NADEP at Cherry Point.
Private service will be held at a later date.
He is survived by one daughter, Alison Johnson of New Bern; two sons, Aaron Sutton and William Jason Shilling of New Bern; one sister, Zernie Alice Sutton of Newport; his mother, Etta Katie Sutton; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern.