Charles ‘Wayne’ Lutz

Published 9:42 am Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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Charles “Wayne” Lutz, 72, was unexpectedly called to his heavenly home on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

Wayne was born on Jan. 31, 1952 in Catawba County to the late Charles Lewis and Ethel McLail Compton Lutz.  Wayne was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was raised on the family Jersey dairy farm, to which he returned upon graduation from NC State in 1974. Wayne relocated to Davie County in 1979, renting the dairy facility owned by Richard and Mable Allen. In 1981, he purchased Deerview Jersey Farm at its current location off of Cana Road. He milked pure bred Jerseys until his semi-retirement in 2017, retaining enough heifers to allow his grandchildren to participate in dairy livestock shows. Wayne was known as loving, funny and genuinely kind by those lucky to share his life.

In his youth, he was an accomplished 4-Her, honing his dairy judging and showing skills at local, regional and national level. Later he was a frequent judge of the same, judging in excess of 300+ county and district dairy shows.  Wayne took immense pleasure is working with and promoting youth activities.

He was honored to be inducted into the NC State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame, having exhibited at every NC State Fair since the age of 3 and being Premier Breeder and Exhibitor numerous times; was awarded the Marvin E. Sengar Distinguished Dairy Farmer, as well as Davie County Conservation Family of the Year in 1990 and 2011.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and infant brother, Steven.

He is survived by: his wife of 42 years, Karen, and their 3 daughters, Whitney Munden (Christopher) of Advance, Kelsey Daye Lutz (Shamus Eberhardt) of Anacortes, Wash., and Avery Lutz of Richmond, Va.; siblings, Brenda Lutz of Huntersville, Corey Lutz (Bridgett), and Kevin Lutz, all of Lincolnton; and grandchildren, Coet Munden, Piper Munden, Atlas Munden, Wilder Munden, and Oslo Eberhardt.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14 at Carrigan Farms West entrance 1213 Oakridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville, with Rev. Lori Anne Bowen officiating. The family invites friends visit with them following the service for lunch, fellowship and the celebration of a life well lived.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Davie High FFA, 180 War Eagle Drive, Mocksville NC 27028.

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