|Birth: ||Apr. 8, 1919|
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 2007|
Ted Krutz Sr., 88, of Little Rock, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2007. He was born April 8, 1919 in Blytheville. The youngest child of L.M. and Virgie Krutz, he was preceded in death by his parents, four infant brothers, four sisters, Cora Graham, Ethal Krutz, Alma Johnson Caudill, Dorothy Roach, all of Blytheville, and one precious daughter, Vikki Krutz Kreulen of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
Mr. Krutz is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jane Gray Krutz; a son, Ted Krutz, Jr. (Debbie) of Destin, Florida; a daughter, Jane Lay (George) of Heber Springs; grandchildren: Kyle Krutz Wood (Simone), of Pine Bluff; Victor Lay (Liz), of Byhalia, Mississippi; Jennifer Barrier (Steve) of Wye Mountain; Jake Kreulen of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; Staff Sgt. Ben Kreulen (Bobbi) of the USAF, and Sarah Jane Lay of Heber Springs; 1 step-granddaughter, Beth Lay Johnson (Ronnie) of Fayetteville; four great-grandchilren, Jonathan, Patrick, Taylor and Spencer; and five step great-grandchildren, Nichole, Breana And Jesse.
Ted was always a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He graduated Blytheville High School in 1939, where he was lead singer for the school choir and voted the most talented and handsome by his classmates.
Joining the US Army the day after Pearl Harbor, Ted served 13 months in the induction center at Camp Robinson where he met his future bride and love of his life, Jane Gray. They were married March 14, 1943. He transferred to Camp Claburn, LA. with the Army Corp of Engineers and for 2 years he served as the platoon drill sergeant training soldiers for over-seas duty. Upon honorable discharge, Ted and Jane, with young son, Ted Jr., returned to Little Rock where he pursued a career in sales. Ted retired from Little Rock Paper Co. in 1981 and continued to work 5 years at Pleasant Hills Retirement Village as chauffeur for the residents. He and Jane enjoyed traveling and entertaining friends and family with his musical talents having ‘fun' sing-alongs. Ted had a beautiful singing voice and would accompany himself on his guitar. He has been a long time member of the First Church of the Nazarene and the Lamp-Lighters Sunday School Class. He also belonged to the American Legion, Friends of AETN, AARP, and SAGA.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at Ruebel Funeral Home, 6313 W. Markham St., Little Rock. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, June 14, 2007, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1200 North Mississippi, Little Rock, officiated by Dr. Dan Casey and Rev. Ron McCormick. Burial will be in Vilonia Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 1200 North Mississippi, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Ted loved his Lord Jesus and is now singing with the angels and his precious daughter, Vikki. We all will miss his giggle and those twinkling eyes. We love you.
Frances Jane Gray Krutz (1925 - 2012)*
Created by: ebaheath
Record added: Jun 14, 2007
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