John William Lutz, Sr., 81, of Vinton, passed away Nov. 8, in Beaumont.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, Nov. 12, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange with Father Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Butte, Mt, Sept. 7, 1934, he was the son of Edward Jacob Lutz and Mae (Noon) Lutz. John was a retired Gunnery Sergeant for the United States Marine Corps.

He was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Barry Wilkins, Jr., Robert Teal, Adrienne Teal and Ohan Shahbazian; brother, Edward Joseph Lutz and sister, Mary Lou Sellers.

He is survived by his sons, John William Lutz, Jr. and wife Sandra of Bridge City, and Andrew Emmett Lutz and wife Elena of Summerville, SC; daughters, Teresa Ann Wilkins of Phoenix, Az, Deborah Kay Smith of Seattle, Wa, Diana Marie Shahbazian and husband Hoosik of Lake Stevens, Wa. and Susan Lynn Lutz of Phoenix; grandchildren, Johnna Lutz, Mark Wilkins, Alex Wilkins, Vanetta Wiseman, Kristina Shahbazian, Ana Shahbazian, Gregory Shahbazian, Noel Shahbazian, Steven Teal, Jennifer Lutz, Veronika Lutz and Regina Maness; great grandchildren, James Wiseman, Bailey Wiseman, Breiann Wilkins, Emma Wilkins, Tyler Wilkins, Codey Wilkins, Michael Conley and Morgan Conley and sisters, Arlene Lutz, and Gloria LaRue and husband Gary.

Serving as pallbearers will be John Lutz, Jr, Deborah Kay Smith (Lutz), Hoosik Shahbazian, John Mannes, Andrew Lutz and Michael Conley. Honorable Mention is Earl Rougeau.