John Lloyd Shutt 83, of Greenville

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GREENVILLE, KY., — John Lloyd Shutt 83, of Greenville passed away Tuesday night, December 5, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Owensboro Muhlenberg Community Hospital after a lengthy illness. John was born on May 28, 1934 in Luzerne, KY the son of Connie Doyle Shutt and Ruby Jane Atkinson Shutt. John graduated from Greenville High School in 1952. He was an Army Veteran serving in 3rd armored division in Germany.  He was a deacon and member of First Baptist Church in Greenville, KY, John was also a member of Pond River Masonic Lodge #244 and a lifetime member of the VFW post #5478 in Greenville. John was a superintendent of Genet Quarries in Parsons, TN and in Woodstock, Alabama before retiring as a self-employed coal buyer and broker. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers J.D. Shutt, Charlie Shutt, Spud Shutt, sisters Ailene Shutt and Martha Dearmond, and a great niece Sarah Suzanne Holt Beck.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years and 9 months Eleanor ‘Ms. Ellie’ Vance Shutt of Greenville, KY, 1 Brother Terry (Sandy) Shutt of Crestwood, KY, 2 Sisters Kay Shutt of Owensboro, KY, Doris Jane Smith of Philpot, KY, 2 Sister-in-laws Tommy Shutt of Owensboro, KY, Lois Shutt of Birmingham, Alabama, several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and Masonic Honors will be conducted on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2pm from Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY by Reverend John Gaylen. Burial will follow, in Vance Cemetery, at a later date in Slate Springs, Mississippi. 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 after 12pm until service time at 2pm at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY.

In lieu of flowers contributions in John’s memory may be made to the Muhlenberg County Humane Society 615 Muhlenberg Drive, Greenville, KY 42345 Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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