“W.R. and Carol are like another set of grandparents to me. I grew up just down the hill from their home and grew up with a lot of their grandchildren. Many of them are still my best friends. We spent so much time as kids at W.R. & Carol's house that I was treated as if I was one of the family myself. For that I am truly grateful and will always cherish the memories of my childhood around that family. I'll miss you W.R.
“WR was a wonderful man whose legacy will endure. He brought great honor throughout
the state to Catawba County and the Hickory area
“W R was such a gentle soul. When he talked about the Jersey cow and the Jersey Association he would choke up. The jersey cow and the cattle association meant the world to him, I am fortunate to have known him, and I am so glad he signed my book!
“Our prayers are with your family. I will always remember WR's excitement in telling local history. I enjoyed hearing his recounts of growing up on a farm & the virtue of honest, hard work. He went to school with my dad and had great stories of childhood, relatives, and friends that they both knew. What a sweet man! We will miss him very much! Betty & Mike Scipione
“I'll always have fond memories of W.R. He was a pillar and role model in our church and community. He will be missed, but his legacy will endure through the life example he left with his family and all the others that knew him.
“Beth Larry Adam aarron. Our love and prayers sent your way. What a wonderful man and family. Frances and Gary stafford
“So sorry for your loss. All of your family are in my prayers. JESUS LOVES YOU and so do I!
“We are so very sorry for your loss. We loved W.R. and he will be missed dearly. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
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,...Read More