Johnny Bill Lutz, son of the late William Charles and Stella Mae (Wright) Lutz, was born December 23, 1929, in Paris, Arkansas, and passed away December 31, 2018, in Autumn Oaks Caring Center of Mountain Grove, Missouri. He was 89 years, one week and one day of age.
Johnny was united in marriage to Margie June Coble on September 29, 1951, in Harrison, Arkansas. Two children were born to this union. They made their home and raised their family in Wichita, Kansas, where they lived for several years. They moved to Missouri in 1975 and later moved to Mountain Grove and started Independent Holiness Church. Johnny retired in 2006.
Johnny was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Besides his parents, Johnny was preceded in death by his wife, Margie, on May 6, 2006; a granddaughter, Sherlin Miller; two sisters, Anna Mae Hayes and Wanda Jean Lutz; and four half-brothers, Barney, Joe, Jack, and George Lutz.
He is survived by one son, Robert Dale Lutz and wife Debbie, and one daughter, Billie Jean Kuster, all of Mountain Grove; one grandson, Jeremy Miller; two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jordan Miller; one great-great-grandchild, Tate Miller; one brother, Frank Lutz and wife Bonnie of Cabool, Missouri; three sisters, Dixie Hicks of St. Louis, Missouri, Mary Birnell of Green Castle, Indiana, and Linda Todd and husband Herman of Saltillo, Texas; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins who will miss him dearly.
Visitation was held Thursday, January 3, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Funeral services were held Friday, January 4, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., also at the funeral home, with Rev. Matthew Todd, Rev. Jim Hicks, and Bro. Robert Lutz officiating. Song selections were “How Great Thou Art” sung by Robert Lutz, “The Last Mile Of The Way,” and “Shall We Gather At The River” sung by the congregation. Jeremy Miller, Ron Scheets, Ben Scheets, and Tony Hanks served as pallbearers. Herman Todd and Frank Lutz served as honorary pallbearers. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Texas County, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Three Rivers Hospice c/o the funeral home.