William Raymond Lutz, Jr. "W.R." NEWTON - Mr. Lutz, 88, of Settlemyre Bridge Road, Newton, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory following a brief illness. A service celebrating the life of W.R. Lutz will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 2120 Startown Road, Hickory. Rev. Randall Cauble will officiate. The body will lie in state in the church sanctuary from 12:30 until 1 p.m.. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday evening, February 8 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be the 8 grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Senior Friends from New Jerusalem Lutheran Church and PrimeTimers from St. Andrews Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to the "Good Samaritan Fund" at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 2120 Startown Road, Hickory, NC 28601. Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of W.R. Lutz, Jr. and condolences may be left at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Feb. 8, 2013