Luttrell Schettler, age 86, of Morristown, passed away Friday, June 25, 2021 at his home. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Morristown.
He was born on July 17, 1934, to Gustav Rudolph Schettler and Anna Belle Luttrell Schettler in Morristown, Tennessee. He was raised in Knoxville and Morristown. He graduated from Central High School in Knoxville in 1953 before obtaining his degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1957. Upon graduation, Luttrell was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He proudly and honorably served his country for 22 years achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He would serve anywhere for which he was asked, serving two remote tours in Turkey and Vietnam. In 1979, he made Morristown his home once again, becoming a business owner where he was loved by the community. Once retired, he kept busy with his farm and would write news articles on regional history for a local paper.
On June 29, 1957, he married Mary Garrett of Knoxville, Tennessee. Married for over 64 years, they had five children, Gus, Nancy, Susan, Amy and Rebecca. He served in the Rotary Club of Morristown, and led as President. Additionally, he was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1073 and the Tennessee Society of the Sons of the Revolution. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and his dogs, writing, and studying history.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gustav Rudolph Schettler and Anna Belle Luttrell Schettler; sister, Joanna Chamblee; and brother, William Heymoore Schettler.
Luttrell is survived by his wife, Mary Evelyn Garrett Schettler; his children, Gus (Kim) Schettler of Seymour, Nancy (Bruce) McCubbins of Strawberry Plains, Susan (Mark) Smith of Brentwood, TN, Amy (Dick) Austin of Douglassville, GA, and Rebecca (Chad) Ray of Cottontown, TN; 18 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; his sister, Barbara Massenburg of Wake Forest, North Carolina, and many nieces and nephews.
His many grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are G. T. Ballenger, Phillip Bradfute, James Davis, John Scott, and Randal Wells.
Special gratitude to Friend and Pastor, Dr. Fred Lehrer for his constant prayers and counsel.
The family wishes to thank the office of Dr. Schumaker, UT Home Health Services, and UT Hospice.
The family requests that memorials be made in lieu of flowers to the Holston United Methodist Home for Children, 404 Holston Drive, Greeneville, TN 37743, or to the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 1073, P.O. Box 3326, Morristown, TN 37815,
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with Mr. Nelson Harbin and Reverend Danny Georges officiating. Interment will follow at Jarnagin Cemetery with Military Honors.
Arrangements by Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home.
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