Charles E. Lutrick

July 19, 1922 - December 06, 2007 

Charles E. Lutrick

July 19, 1922 - December 06, 2007 

Obituary for Charles E. Lutrick

Memorial services for Charles E. Lutrick, 85, of Lubbock, TX, were held at 2:00 pm Monday, December 10, 2007, in the First United Methodist Church, Lubbock, TX. Dr. Jay Horton, Dr. Robert C. Monk, (Brother-in-law), Chaplain Jeff Matsler, (Grandson), and Rev. Keith Wiseman will officiate. Reception followed in the parlor. Family graveside services were held Saturday, December 8, 2007, in the Strip/Pearce Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Abell Funeral Home of Abernathy, TX.

Mr. Lutrick died Thursday, December 6, 2007, in Lubbock, TX.

He was born on July 19, 1922 to T.E. and Mabel (Pipkin) Lutrick in Hale County, TX. He married Ruth Monk on September 5, 1943 in Lubbock, TX.

He had attended the Lakeview Community Schools prior to graduating from Abernathy High School in 1940, Texas Tech University in 1945, earned his Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at SMU in 1949 and in 1968 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from McMurry College.

He served churches in Vega, Baird, Floydada, and St. John's Methodist Church in Lubbock and Midland, TX. He also served as Executive Secretary of the Northwest Texas Annual Conference of the Methodist Church Board of Education, and District Superintendent of the Amarillo District. He retired in Midland in 1988. After his retirement he served on the staff at the First United Methodist Church in Lubbock. He served as a Delegate to the General Conference for 7 sessions and served on other General Boards. Mr. Lutrick had been a member of the Rotary Clubs in Floydada and Midland and had served as President for both organizations. He also served as a Trustee at SMU in previous years.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Lutrick of Lubbock, TX, a daughter Linda Matsler and her husband Gary of Floydada, TX, 2 sons, David Lutrick and wife Anne of Seattle, WA and Charles Clay "Chuck" Lutrick of Columbus, OH. He is also survived by 2 brothers, Lewis Lutrick and wife Mary of Abernathy, TX, Harvey Lutrick and wife Faye of Lubbock, TX, 2 sisters, Ann McCune and her husband Harold of Abernathy, TX, and Belle Baker and her husband Jack of Dayton, TX, 5 grandchildren, Chaplain (Capt.) Jeff Matsler, Mindy Vaughan, Lara and Erin Lutrick and Marta Lutrick and 3 great grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Matsler, Charles Taylor Matsler and Alexander Vaughan.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the Northwest Texas Conference, Board of Pension, 1415 Ave. M, Lubbock, TX 79401, the West Texas Parkinsonism Society, 3610 22nd Street, Ste 300, Lubbock, TX 79410, the Ever Living Trust at First United Methodist Church, 1411 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401, or to the Charles E. Lutrick Memorial Fund at the Perkins School of Theology, SMU, P. O. Box 750402, Dallas, TX 75275.

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