Donald T. Lutz, Jr.

Sunrise: September 13, 1960

Sunset: February 20, 2019

On February 20,2019, Donald Thomas Lutz Jr, loving son brother husband and father of five passed away at the age of 58. Donald was born on September 13, 1960 in Fort Campbell Kentucky to Sergeant Donald Thomas Lutz Sr and Dorothy (Headen) Lutz. Donald grew up in Southern Pines, NC. During his education in Moore County, he developed an affinity for sports.

He was recognized by his peers as the wittiest in high school and broke a state record in shot put and discus track events. After high school Donald attended North Carolina Central University in Durham NC. He later joined  military in 1980 where he would go on to work his way up to Sergeant First Class. Donald was an active member of the Masonic Order. He was a 32-degree Mason. While serving in the military, Donald, was able to travel to many places and form numerous unforgettable relationships. Donald had a thirst for knowledge. He had an eclectic wealth of expertise in so many facets of life. Even if some of that expertise was self-proclaimed! Don welcomed conversation about sports, self-improvement and his personal favorite…. politics!

Donald was cherished by all for his sense of humor. His uproarious frequent laughter was infectious. It was hard to be sad around Donald because of his zest for life ability to tell you like it was. Don was a passionate animal lover. He not only took in stray animals, but nursed the ailing ones back to good health. Donald took great joy in fishing. He would get to the water at any time he was given. Donald was a diehard fan of the Carolina Panthers and the UNC Chapel Hill Tar heels. If these teams were playing, “Big Don” was tuned in and fired up for the show. Donald and his wife Sherry made their home together in Norfolk, Virginia. There he made many friends that became family. He would proudly share with them about his children and grandchildren.

Donald was preceded in death by his father, Sargent Donald Thomas Lutz Sr. He is survived by his mother Dorothy (Headen) Lutz, wife Sherill “Sherry” Stansbury (Hickey) Lutz, sisters Donna Hewlin (Greg) and Benita Jones (Leroy), five children Katrina Lutz-Johnson (Kendell), Christian Hickey (Megan) Sascha Lutz, Donald Lutz (Larissa) and Victoria Tiedtke, seven grandchildren Jayla, Tailor and Mackenzie Miles, Grace, Gabriel and Geneviève Hickey, a host of cousins and his very special nephews Leroy and Vernon Jones.

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    Cindy Nicholson says

    My deepest Sympathy and Prayers are with the Lutz Family.

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    Jean Wells says

    Prayers for all who mourn his loss.

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    David and Maria worley says

    Deepest sympathy and prayers for the lutz family
    From a former co worker at ft drum Ny

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    Fred & Bernadine Lutz, Rochester NY says

    Deepest condolences. We are very saddened by the loss of our Cousin Donald.

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    Phyllis Harris says

    Sorry to hear the passing of Don. What a wonderful person and the nicest human being. May God grant the family the peace that pass the all understanding. Have a peaceful journey my friend.

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    Lisa Ortiz says

    Dear Don, I hear you have a new job. God needed another angel and he picked you. I am so sad you had to go, but I am thankful you were here. I will miss our crazy talks, laughter and most of all I will miss you. My deepest condolences to the Lutz family, may God grant you peace.

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    Voleta Norfleet says

    My heartfelt condolences to the Lutz family. I worked with Don for 4 years at HHG-AT & he was always kind, a wealth of knowledge & shared all he knew to make the work- place manageable.

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    S. Clark says

    My condolences to all who mourn the loss of Don. I served in the Army with him in N.Y. 33 years ago. I’ll never forget his laughter, kindness and infectious joy for life. I’m glad our paths crossed each other’s & I’ll see you on the other side. Until then, rest in peace & love.

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    Donna and Aaron Scott says

    Our deepest sympathy to the Lutz family.
    From the very first day that Don arrived in the Quality Control office at PPSO, Norfolk, there was never a dull moment!! He managed to keep us laughing and debating whenever we were in the office together…so much so that we got noise complaints from the other offices!
    Thanks for the great memories, My Friend and rest in eternal peace!

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    Gary Barbee says

    Although Donald went to the same high school, I connected with Donald on facebook in the past years. I enjoyed his wit and his ability to hold his ground in political battles. You will be missed my friend.

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    Precious Tipton says

    One of the best man I’ve met, I will never forget his friendship and most of all his laughter. FFE SFC Lutz.

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    Arlean Barner Graham says

    My heartfelt sympathy to the Lutz Family.
    I have fond memories of Donald as a friend at Pinecrest High School and enjoyed his sense of humor and kindness, and have grown to know and love the Lutz family through Donald’s Uncle Charles. Rest in peace my friend.

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