Obituary for Euell Wren Stutts
Euell Wren Stutts, 91, of Florence, passed away on April 5, 2017, at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 8, 2017, 12-2 pm, at Elkins Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 pm in the chapel with Chris Underwood officiating. Burial will be at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be David Stutts, David Taschner, Don Smith, Cedric Pride, Raymond Burgett, and Leon Marks.
Mr. Stutts resided in the Greenhill community until he was called to serve in the 83rd Division of the 331st Infantry in WWII. He was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic and meritorious achievement. After his service, he worked as an electrical engineer for TVA. Upon retirement, he pursued his hobby, opening Stutts Iron Shop where he became known for his decorative wrought ironwork. Most days, he could be found at his shop, overseeing operations.
Above all, Mr. Stutts was a kind, generous, Christian man who loved his family, his church family, his friends, and his little dog, Spooky. He took great pride in his WWII service, and was selected to go on the Honor Flight to visit the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Julie Marks; parents, Charlie and Mary V. Stutts; brother: Conrad Stutts; sisters, Gladys Hollingshead, and Maggie Sue Brewer.
Mr. Stutts is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Gracie Stutts; son, Hugh Stutts; granddaughter, Debra Glass (Timm); great-grandchildren, Zoe Welch Burdett (Devon), Belle Johnston, Madison Marks, and Jackson Marks; his brother, H.L. Stutts, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Lyman Mitchell, and the nurses and therapists at Gentiva Home Health for their loving care.
You are invited to leave condolences at www.elkinsfuneralhome.com