Sunday afternoon, the library at Norman Smith Elementary School was dedicated in memory of Clarksville native and actor Frank S. Sutton.
Mr. Sutton, who was born in Clarksville, is best known for his acting career in movies and on television, including his role as the iconic U.S. Marine Corps Drill Sergeant Vince Carter on “Gomer Pyle, USMC.” in the late 1960s. According to his biographer, Mr. Sutton was an avid reader and his favorite Clarksville pastime was going to the public library. He passed away in 1974 at the age of 61. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
Local Historian, Billyfrank Morrison, shares some insight into who Frank Sutton was and why he’s important to the Clarksville community.