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Smith Library to be Named for Actor, Native Frank Sutton

October 20, 2015

Please note: This article was originally published on 10/20/2015. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

The community is invited to attend Sunday afternoon’s dedication of the library at Norman Smith Elementary School in memory of Clarksville native and actor Frank S. Sutton. The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25.

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.