Russell Eugene Lutz Sr., 92, of Circleville, passed away on April 10, 2017.
He was born on Feb. 28, 1925, in Pickaway County, to Harley and Althea (Craigo) Lutz.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Dorothy, Earl, Cecil, William, Maxine and Florence.
Russell was a graduate of Saltcreek High School in 1943, owned and operated local businesses including Marathon Station and Lutz Value Center and retired from PICCA. He was an avid stock car driver in the 50s and 60s and was a regular patron at McDonald’s.
Russell is survived by his wife, Donna (Woodward); children, Russell “Butch” (Sharon) Lutz, Beverly Crawford, Dawn (Greg) Myers and Kalynn (Chris) Ackison; grandchildren, Tammy Griffin, Anna Van Metre, Cassie Arledge, Carl and Tyler Myers and Raelinn Stewart; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brothers, Harley Jr. and Tom; sister, Pauline; special dog, Sophie; and by special nephew, Bruce Rutherford.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017, at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, with Pastor Kevin Gruver officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.
Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal