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Donald "Don" Lyle Luttrell

February 24, 1958 ~ September 1, 2021 (age 63)

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Donald Lyle Luttrell Jr’s song ended at his home on 9.1.21 after a lengthy illness. He was 63 years of age. He was born 2.24.1958 to Donald Lyle Luttrell Sr and Avis Jean (Holsapple) Luttrell.

He is survived his mother, Avis Luttrell, and two children, Renee Luttrell Huge and husband Charles of Odin, Illinois and Michael Ross and wife Diana of Largo, Florida, five grandchildren, Caitlyn Rose, Cambrie Rae and Dalton Lyle Huge and Paige Alexus and Kara Elizabeth Ross, one brother, Kevin Luttrell of Bay St Louis, Mississippi, several nieces and nephews and a host of good friends, many of them friends since childhood. He also leaves behind his beloved and faithful companion, and very good boy, Dexter.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Luttrell, Sr, paternal grandparents Kenneth Lyle and Edith (Carter) Luttrell and maternal grandparents Burlie and Ruby (Gibbs) Holsapple.

Don had a life-long love of all kinds of music. He learned to play guitar at a young age at Wisnewski Music and continued throughout his life. He played both guitar and bass in many local bands all throughout his life. He also enjoyed keeping a beat with a drum set. He liked to tell the story about how he bought a keyboard, but he couldn’t find the strings on it anywhere, so he passed the keyboard on to his grandchildren.

Don had a number of hobbies, many of them creative. He was accomplished in Old English Calligraphy. He also enjoyed woodworking and metalworking. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and loved every minute he spent drowning worms, or fishing, as the rest of us would call it.

Don learned many trades throughout his life. He was a saw operator at Hardwood Survey Stakes alongside some of his best friends for many years. He traveled the Southeast US as a union insulator for Alpha Insulation out of Atlanta, where he was part of the construction of the new Cobb County Jail that was built prior to the Atlanta Olympics. He learned the printing trade at World Color’s Salem location until that location closed. He also worked alongside his father as Sexton of Paradise Cemetery in Salem. Most recently he spent many years as a fork truck driver at Gilster-Mary Lee/Pinnacle/ConAgra.

Due to Covid restrictions a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family. Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is assisting the family with arrangements.

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