|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1922|
|Death: ||May 27, 2012|
Thomas Menefee Utz, 89, of Castleton, VA was called home Sunday morning, May 27, 2012. He was born August 31, 1922 in Viewtown, VA to the late Thomas Herbert Utz and Mary Elizabeth Smith Utz.
Mr. Utz was a member of Gourdvine Baptist Church. He spent many years as a machinist for the government where he was known to accept the most challenging and difficult projects. Mr. Utz also had a passion for farming and gardening. He loved harvest time where he enjoyed giving away his produce to the community. Whenever he had a free moment, you could find him at his favorite fishing hole casting a line.
Mr. Utz is survived by two sons, Floyd and his wife, Barbara of Culpeper and Wayne and his wife, Lydia of Rixeyville; his step-mother, Ressie Utz of WV; three sisters, Evelyn Pullen of Craigsville, Lois Whorton of Centreville and Etta Buchanan of Bristow; two brothers, William (Buck) Utz of Haymarket and Donald Utz of Strasburg.
He is also survived by four grandchildren, Melissa Carroll and her husband, Rod of Madison, Mike Utz of Culpeper, Melanie Phillips and her husband, Stephen of Rixeyville and Thomas Utz of Warner Robins, GA; and three great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Emily Carroll and Ryan Phillips.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Marie Gore Utz; three sisters, Frances, Angeline and Ann; and three brothers, Floyd, Harold Ray and Marion (Sonny).
The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, VA.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 11 am at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel with Rev. John S. Farrar officiating.
Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Rod Carroll, Stephen Phillips, Russell Partlow, Frank Whorton, Billy Singleton and Tommy Woodward.
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Smith (1901-1937)
Thomas Herbert Utz (1894 - 1963)
Bessie Marie Gore Utz (1918 - 2009)
Thomas Menefee Utz (1922 - 2012)
William Carson Utz (1944 - 2014)*
Hillcrest Memory Gardens
Created by: Mary V. [Johnson] Edgar
Record added: May 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90954007
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