James Alton Luttrell

April 2, 2014

James Alton Luttrell 78, of Clarks Hill, Indiana, died at 5:28 p.m. April 2, 2014 at I.U. Health Arnett, Lafayette, IN. Born April 23, 1935 in Iuka, MS to William Braxton & Evelyn (Dean) Luttrell. He married Evelyn Tanskley on November 11, 1956 and she survives. Mr. Luttrell came to the Clarks Hill area in 1971 from Chicago. He worked at General Foods in Lafayette as a ware house foreman, retiring in 1987 after 30 years. Upon retirement, he established a commercial vendor sale of leather goods, such as hats, belts, black hills gold at fairs and festivals, selling in Indiana in the summer and Texas in the winter. He was a member of the Memorial Parkway Church of Christ.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, April 6th from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Donations may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation.

Survived by:

Wife: Evelyn Luttrell of Clarks Hill, Son: James (Diane) Luttrell of Fairview Heights, IL, Daughter: Mona (Adrian) Holdcraft of Romney, Mother: Evelyn Luttrell of Iuka, MS, 1 Brother: Clifton (Gail) Luttrell of Alabama, 2 Sisters: Kathy (Jimmy) Hester of Tishomingo, MS, Dian (Dwight) Herst of Coldwater, MS, 4 Grandchildren: Brandy (Bob) Wright of Fairview Heights, Aimee (T.J.) Mansfield of Lafayette, Ryan (Tatiana) Holdcraft of Romney and Andrew Holdcraft of Lafayette, 2 Great Grandchildren and 2 Step Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, 2 brothers and his father.


5 Condolences for “James Alton Luttrell”

  1. Rula Audi April 4, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Mona, May memories comfort you in your time of sorrow. Bless you and may Your Dad rest in peace.
    With my deepest sympathy and regard to you and your family. Rula

  2. Jim Vaughn and son Scott Vaughn April 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Evelyn & Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I returned from Florida just a few weeks ago and have been thinking of you both since I have been home.
    My heart goes out to you, we will always have the good times to remember Jim. I always enjoyed us being together at the shows.
    Scott sends his deepest Sympathy with me.
    Loved you both.
    Jim Vaughn

  3. Al & Robyn English April 4, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Jim and Family,
    Although it is impossible to see beyond your pain, may we look back to good memories to comfort and help you today. May your heart and soul find peace and happiness. May the blessings of God be upon you, may peace is always within your soul, may its essence illuminate your heart, now and forever more.
    “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”-1 Thessalonians 4

    Al & Robyn English

  4. Shawn and Michelle Luns April 4, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Jim – there is little solace or comfort in knowing his ailments and pains are gone as you miss him. I never truly felt like a man until I lost my father. Foolish I know, but I like to think those I’ve known and lost live on, and within me, as I carry their smile and laughter in my heart. Trouble is, on one of those warm, windless summer days when a soft breeze caresses the back of my neck giving me goose bumps, I can’t attribute the kind hello received. I think of them all and know I was blessed by knowing each no matter how brief, tumultuous, or enduring the relationship.

    I know one day your father will say hello to you, and you’ll bask in the love you think you’ve lost.

    My best to you and your family.

  5. Alana Consevage April 5, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Jim and Family
    I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please accept my condolences and may prayers help comfort you.
    Alana Consevage

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