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RICHARD W. "DICK" LUTTRELL
MORTON - Richard W. "Dick" Luttrell, 91, of Snyder Village, Metamora (formerly of Morton), passed on to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Snyder Village in Metamora.
Richard was born on Dec. 7, 1924 in Galesburg to J. Otto and Janet (Reid) Luttrell. He married Mary Ann Miller on Sept. 12, 1947 in Peoria. They enjoyed 69 years of marriage. She survives him.
He is survived by one daughter and three sons; William (Carolyn) Luttrell of Woodstock, Ill., Michael (Janet) Luttrell of Marshalltown, Iowa, JoAnn (David) Smith of Bartlesville, Okla., and Jeffrey (Debbie) Luttrell of Washington, Ill.; ten grandchildren, Jonathan (Tressa) Luttrell, Jennifer (Jon) Toussaint, Craig (Elizabeth) Luttrell, Courtney (Jesse) Chizmadia, Aaron (Tiffany) Smith, Joel (Macy) Smith, Hannah Smith, Mark (Dana) Luttrell, Emma Luttrell, and Mary Rose Luttrell; and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his younger brother, James Luttrell of Morton.
He was preceded in death by an infant twin son, John Andrew, his parents and his sister, Barbara Smith.
Richard enlisted in the Naval Air Force and was inducted on his seventeenth birthday and served until the end of World War II. He survived the Philippine Campaign and the gun fire of Japanese soldiers who didn't know the war had ended. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War and served another 1 ½ years.
He was a graduate of the Four Year Machinist Apprentice Course at Caterpillar, Inc. and was employed there for over 39 years. He retired as a Project Engineer on Oct. 1, 1983.
Since his retirement, he worked for Techcom and Paul Wever Construction Equipment Co., where he learned to use his drafting skills on the computer.
He loved to hunt, fish and trap shoot and also enjoyed his hobby of woodworking. He built several items for his home and family and also for his church. He started his woodworking hobby after he retired and purchased a fully equipped shop of woodworking tools. It was in 1997 he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, so his hobby was short lived.
He was a member of Society of Automotive Engineers, Kennel Lake Sportsman's Club, Illini Indians Trapshooters, Peoria Skeet and Trap Gun Club and the VFW.
He was also a member of Grace Church in Morton where he served as an Usher and Teller. He was a good friend to all the children of the church because he gave them Smarties candy when they came down his aisle.
A funeral service will be held at Grace Church in Morton on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor Doug Habegger and Pastor Tim Bertsche officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, October 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. prior to the funeral service on Friday. Burial, with military honors provided by the United States Navy, will be in Hillcrest Memory Gardens, just Northeast of Morton.
Richard lived at Snyder Village since October 2012 and the family wishes to thank the employees for their loving care of our loved one. The family also wishes to extend their appreciation to Harbor Light Hospice for the genuine care they provided to Dick.

Memorials may be made to Rural Home Missionary Association, 310 E. Courtland St., Morton, IL 61550 or Snyder Village, 1200 E. Partridge St., Metamora, IL 61548, or Harbor Light Hospice, 3000 N. Main St., East Peoria, IL 61611.