Gaither 'June' Brown Kluttz Jr.
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CHINA GROVE - Gaither "June" Brown Kluttz Jr. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
He was born on July 29, 1930 to the late Gaither Kluttz Sr. and Edna Artz Kluttz.
Gaither resided in the Rowan County area all his life. He was a charter member of Prince of Peace Church, served on church council and was the first volunteer fireman for Bostian Heights Fire Department.
He was educated in the Rowan County School System, was a mechanic by trade, worked for various jobs before retiring from Food Lion Truck Shop and worked on farm tractors until he was 80 years old. Gaither was a good man around the house; he could fix anything. He was an avid NASCAR fan; he drove a micro midget for Wise Brothers in his younger years.
Gaither truly loved his family and enjoyed camping, fishing and being outdoors. He loved talking to people and always had a mischievous smile on his face.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandson, Reagan Paul Kluttz and son-in-law, Rick Walters.
Gaither is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sarah Milholen Kluttz of China Grove; son, Gaither "Sonny" Kluttz III (Sherry) of China Grove; daughter, Elizabeth "Ann" Walters of China Grove; brothers, Ken Kluttz (Sue) and Jimmie Kluttz (Ruby), both of Salisbury; and sister, Edith Deal of Georgia. Gaither also had a beagle he loved dearly, Mayday.
Visitation and Services: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Prince of Peace Church with the funeral at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park, China Grove.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, 720 Grove Street, Salisbury 28144 or Prince of Peace Church, 3070 Hwy. 152 East, Salisbury, NC 28146.
Special thanks to Dr. Gary Fink and staff, Hospice & Palliative Care (Amber & Stacey), friends of Food Lion #416 and neighbors.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the Kluttz family.
Published in Salisbury Post on June 13, 2014