Terry Vernon Lutz, age 70, of Willard, Ohio, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023 at Avita Hospital in Ontario, Ohio. He was born on February 10, 1953 in Willard, Ohio to Vernon J. Lutz and Eleanor (Snook) Lutz Roberts. Terry had retired from CSX Railroad after 40 years of service. He enjoyed the outdoors, mostly by gardening, astrophotography, photography of birds and wildlife, flying drones and arrowhead hunting. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his wife, grandchildren, and children. A collection of the photos he shot can be seen by visiting https://terryvlutz.zenfolio.com/.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou (Adams) Lutz, whom he married on April 11, 1979; daughters, Teresa Sykes, and Rebecca (Charles) Plotner, both of Willard; grandchildren, Brayden Sykes, Makenzie Sykes and Easton Toth; brother, Roger Lutz of Willard; step brothers, Jim (Debbie) Roberts and Ken (Louise) Roberts; step brother-in-law, David Bisel; sisters-in-law, Judy (Lofty) Crofts and Brenda (Todd) Bub; brother-in-law, Denny Stone; mother-in-law, Luella Pool; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, Vernon J. Lutz; mother and step father, Eleanor (George) Roberts; brother, Jeff Lutz; sister, Judy (Richard) Beebe; step sister, Carol Bisel; brother-in-law, David (Angie) Adams; sister-in-law, Barb Stone and father-in-law, Stanley Adams.
Visitation will be at Secor Funeral Home on Monday, March 20, 2023 from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 11:00 AM until the time of Terry’s memorial service at 3:00 PM. Online condolences may be made to his family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Vance Patrick - Mar 19, 2023
Mary Lou,,, I am sorry for your loss. Terry was a genuinely good man. He and I often talked plants, photography, and drones. He will be missed by many.
Deputy Dawg Roger Durr - Mar 17, 2023
I am so sorry I cannot be there as I am now in Arizona. You were and are a brother to me. I don't even have words. I love you brother.
Deputy Dawg & Sister Sherry - Mar 16, 2023
Terry was a great guy. When we look into the heavens now, I'll be searching for you. Your brilliance will definitely be a new constellation. Until we meet again dear friend.
Janet Hawblitz - Mar 16, 2023
Becky and family, so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Suzan Wade Carmean - Mar 15, 2023
Mary Lou, I was so saddened to hear of Terry's passing; the world has lost a brilliant and kind human being..my prayers are with you and your family.
Kathy Ehrman Woodyard - Mar 14, 2023
Mary Lou and family, and Roger- I was so saddened to hear of Terry’s passing. Condolences to you all. With love and well wishes- Kathy Ehrman Woodyard
Amanda Smith - Mar 14, 2023
Prayers to you all. Terry was a wonderful guy.
Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Mar 14, 2023
Please accept my condolences on Terry's passing. I was a classmate of his, and remember how smart he was! I did not see him much after high school, but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP Terry!
Ashtin Tackett - Mar 13, 2023
Praying for all the family, such a great man. Saddened to hear of his passing.
The Blanton Family - Mar 13, 2023
We are sorry to hear this sad news. Keeping your family in our hearts and prayers.
Mike & Kathy Reel - Mar 13, 2023
So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. He was a wonderful friend. Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time.
Jeff Adkins - Mar 13, 2023
My condolences to Mary Lou, the girls, Roger, and family. I have so many good memories of our arrowhead and astronomy adventures they’re to many to count. Terry was a good man and a great friend that I will think of every time I look up at the night skies or down at the ground. I will miss him more than any words could ever say.
Don mossman - Mar 12, 2023
My heart goes out to all of you at this sad and most difficult time. Terry was a singular and very special human being. He was a wonderful singer and musician and was a band stand brother since high school. He will be sorely missed. Peace Don mossman
Zack Rinker - Mar 12, 2023
Sorry ,God Bless him and Family,
Charlene Allen - Mar 12, 2023
Mary Lou I’m so sorry for your loss.
Marsha Ganni - Mar 12, 2023
Mary, Becky and Charles, Teresa and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Peggy Opatken - Mar 12, 2023
So sorry Becky about your dad's passing... prayers
Penny Howell - Mar 12, 2023
Mary, Teresa , and Becky, We were very sorry to hear about Terry. Sending thoughts and prayers. Keep all the good memories close to help get through the days ahead.
The Lamberts - Mar 11, 2023
Dear Lutz family, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of such a wonderful man. Although this hurts deeply, take comfort in that your beloved husband, father, and grandfather is resting peacefully with the Lord. Please accept our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The Lamberts
Tamara Miller - Mar 11, 2023
Dear Teresa. I am praying for you and your family at this very difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you
Mary Lengyel - Mar 11, 2023
My deepest condolences to you Mary, Teresa, and Becky. Terry was a fine man. I have fond memories of Euchre night, your beautiful gardens, good food and many laughs. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your families.
Jeff and Linda Adams - Mar 11, 2023
Mary Loo me and Linda are so sorry for your loss of Terry, after what you been going through, we Love you and we are PRAYING for you. 🙏🙏
Wendy Moore (Barrios) - Mar 11, 2023
To Mary Lou and family, sorry for your loss sending many hugs and prayers your way. God bless you all