Mr. Harold Lloyd Kluttz, Sr., age 84, of Jefferson, NC passed away Saturday night, August 4, 2012 at Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 2:00pm at Boone Family Funeral Home with Rev. Rob Brooks and Rev. Brandon Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens and services will conclude with a gathering of family and friends at Ashe Shrine Club, 117 Morphew Lane, Jefferson.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 6-8pm at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Mr. Kluttz was born in Rowan County on September 2, 1927 to the late Roy Kluttz, Sr. and Hazel Glover Kluttz. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, attended Catawba College and worked for Armour Foods Company in Charlotte, NC for forty-three years. After retiring as plant manager and relocating to Jefferson, he opened Ashe Athletics Sporting Goods store in downtown West Jefferson. He was an active member of Ashe County Shrine Club, the Masonic Lodge, Oasis Shrine Temple as an Ambassador, the Royal Order of Jesters, Charlotte Court 109 and the American Legion Post 275 in Lansing. He actively attended Nathan's Creek United Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Roy Kluttz, Sr. and Hazel Glover Kluttz; and a brother; Roy Kluttz, Jr.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and is survived by his wife of sixty years Ruth Cope Kluttz; three sons; Harold Lloyd Kluttz Jr. and wife Margie of Lincolnton, Craig Cope Kluttz and wife Susan of Gastonia/Indian Trail, and Glenn Reeves Kluttz and wife Vickie of Jefferson; one sister; Donna Jarrett and husband James of Newton; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ashe Masonic Lodge, C/O Jeff Jones, PO Box 1911 West Jefferson, NC 28694; Ashe Shrine Club, C/O Jim Barlow, PO Box 244, Jefferson, NC 28640; or to Nathans Creek United Methodist Church, 422 Nathans Creek School Road, Crumpler, NC 28617.