Obituary of Donald "Don" Buford Lutz.
Graveside services for Donald Buford Lutz, 87, of Lawton will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 18, 2010 at Cache Cemetery in Cache, Oklahoma with Rev. Kim Hames, pastor of First Christian Church, Lawton, Oklahoma, officiating.
A special visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donald slipped away peacefully into eternal rest on October 15, 2010 in Lawton.
Burial will be at Cache Cemetery with military honors under the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
Donald was born on July 14, 1923 in San Antonio, TX to George B. and Dora (Blunt) Lutz. At an early age the family moved back to Lawton where he attended Lawton grade school, Central Junior High, and Lawton High School, graduating in 1942. Donald entered the United States Army Air Force in 1943 for his tour of duty in World War II; he served in the Southwest Pacific for 8 months and was in the Battle of Saipan. He was hospitalized at Saipan and Springfield, MO for over a year before he was honorably discharged from the service in August 1945. Don attended Cameron College in 1947 and 1948 and graduated from Adams State College in Colorado in 1950. He began work in 1951 at Fort Sill Civil Service and retired in 1972. On June 4, 1966 he married Marjorie Porter Jones. They had one child Melissa D. Lutz. Donald was a life time member of the First Christian Church, a past deacon and choir member. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by
his wife of the home, one daughter Melissa Lutz, of Lawton, Oklahoma; two step
daughters, Dixie L. Jones Smith and her husband, Dave, of Hayleburst, GA, Judy
M. Jones Akers and her husband, Edward, of Lawton, Oklahoma; three
grandchildren, Bryan, Regina, and Tosha; and five great- grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Barbara Smith and Christine Proulx; and a brother, George B. Lutz.
Memorial Contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Lawton, 701 SW D. Ave, Lawton, OK 73501 or Hospice of Promise Care, 4202 SW Lee Blvd, Lawton, OK 73505.