EDEN Joseph Lloyd Strutton, 83, of 646 Church Street in Eden, passed away Wednesday evening, December 5, 2012, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, at Central Christian Church. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with military rites performed by the U.S. Airforce Honor Guard.
Mr. Strutton was born April 30, 1929 in Spray, NC, son of the late Dan and Clara Burchell Strutton. He was a member of Central Church of Christ. Mr. Strutton was a retired veteran having served four years in the US Navy and 16 years in the US Air Force. He later worked as a bus driver for Safety Transit and then an equipment manager for John Smith and Sons Inc. Joe was an avid Duke fan.
He is survived by his wife Alice Strutton of the home; brother, Barney Strutton and wife, Lou of Eden; nephew, Ray Strutton and wife, Laurie of Rocky Mount, NC; niece, Jonie Davis and husband, Butch of Virginia Beach, VA; three great-nephews, Daniel Strutton, Russell Strutton and Aaron Davis; great-niece, Brynn Davis; great-great-niece Hayden Strutton; and special great-niece, Anna Quesinberry of Reidsville.
The family will receive friends Friday evening, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church, 533 E. Stadium Drive, Eden, NC 27288.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com