It is with a heavy heart that we received the news from Steve Redmon that Johnny passed away last night. Johnny's kennel name was Stoney Creek Beagles. He loved running his beagles at the trials and there was always a smile on his face when he greeted you. His dedication, hard work, devotion, support and friendship through the years to our sport will not be forgotten. He really appreciated all the calls and cards he got during this difficult time.
Johnny fought the cancer with all he had and we all loved and admired him for it. God saw how he was suffering, so embraced him and brought him home to end his pain and suffering. Johnny may be gone from our sight; but never from our hearts. There are so many cherished memories and good times through the years. He definitely made a footprint in our hearts and We grieve for what we lost; But am greatful for what we had. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved so missed, so very dear. Hope you knew how Special you were to us.
We know Johnny would tell us
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Wanda, daughters, Jennifer, Leah, Rebecca, Cara, son, John and the rest of his family and friends. Johnny was a loving father, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to so many. We know they would say, as we would:
Rest In Peace My Friend and We are Grateful you are No Longer Suffering. You can run all the dogs you want now and give the others a hug for us up there. We know you will continue to watch over us and be our Guardian Angel--Till We Meet Again!
Johnny Luttrell on Jan. 31, 1934-June 24, 2020.
He was a 1954 graduate of Bald Knob High School where he was a member of the “Fabulous Five” basketball team. He was a lifelong fan of the Kentucky Wildcats. There he also met his high school sweetheart, local author, Wanda Joy Moore Luttrell. They were married on June 20, 1954, and celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this year.
Johnny was a loving and well-loved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. People knew him as a gentle man who was hardworking, genial, loyal and deeply devoted to his family, friends, church and his Savior, Jesus Christ. He was a member of The Antioch Church for 70 years where he served as a deacon and then an elder.
He was a member of the Bluegrass, Rolling Fork, Loveland, and Honeybee Beagle Clubs, and an avid participant in the American Kennel Club field trials across Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, and Michigan, finishing more than a dozen field champions.
He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #4 in Frankfort.
Johnny was employed by the Kentucky Department of Transportation for 36 years and after his retirement in 1995. He worked for Kentucky Logo Company for two years. He also farmed and worked as a mechanic in his home in the Bald Knob community in Franklin County.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one sister, Pamela Jill Greenwell; one son, John Bradley Luttrell; four daughters, Leah Luttrell, Dr. Rebecca Briley, Cara Jimenez (Damian), Jennifer Luttrell; four grandchildren, Dami (Estefania), Ana, Lidia and David Jimenez; and three great-grandchildren, Lincoln Peters, Lucia and Leo Jimenez.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, former Frankfort City Commissioner, Buddy Luttrell; and his sister, Maugarite Scott Green.
Pallbearers will be Ance Hatfield, Andy Koontz, Brad Luttrell, Brent Roberts, Damian Jimenez, Danny Hulker, Russell Romine Sr. and Wayne Moore.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Antioch Church, Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice), or Jerusalem Prayer Team Holocaust Survivors.
An online tribute is available at www.rogersfrankfort.com.