John "J.D." Dewey Stutes of Sanderson, TX passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the age of 69 years. He was born on March 10, 1950 in Fort Stockton, Texas, to Kenneth and Sophia Stutes. John was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed his help. He was a devoted father, grandfather, and friend. John grew up in Sanderson and lived there until the time of his passing. John retired from the railroad as an Amtrak engineer. His love for music was one of his biggest passions. He was a telented bass player, electrician, and jack of all trades. John is survived by his son, John Stutes and wife Mary of Odessa; and his grandchildren, John Kenneth Jr. Amber, Aliana, and Aimee Stutes. John is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Sophia Stutes; his brother, Kenneth H. Stutes Jr,; his sister, Linda Kay Stutes. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 26, 2019, from 10am-2pm at Sanderson Auditorium in Sanderson, Texas. Funeral Services will be Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Sanderson Auditorium at 2pm in Sanderson, Texas, burial to follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Sanderson, Texas.