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In Memory of

Andrew Philip Lutz

January 22, 1970 - December 31, 2017

Obituary


Andrew (Drew) Philip Lutz, 47, of Pinson, Alabama passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2017. He was a beloved man to his family and innumerable friends. He enjoyed life and lived every day to its fullest. Andrew had a loud infectious laugh and a wonderful yet sometimes wicked sense of humor. His grin could light up a room. He was always willing to help people in any way that he could and had a gift for knowing what to say or do in time of need.

Although he was born in Pittsburgh, PA,...

Andrew (Drew) Philip Lutz, 47, of Pinson, Alabama passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2017. He was a beloved man to his family and innumerable friends. He enjoyed life and lived every day to its fullest. Andrew had a loud infectious laugh and a wonderful yet sometimes wicked sense of humor. His grin could light up a room. He was always willing to help people in any way that he could and had a gift for knowing what to say or do in time of need.

Although he was born in Pittsburgh, PA, Andrew was a country boy at heart and proud of it. He was an avid Alabama football fan, liked to shoot, and loved Nascar. When he was younger, he aspired to be a pilot, and although that dream was never fulfilled, he did belong to the Civil Air Patrol for several years. His other love, large trucks, led him to become a professional long haul truck driver.

Most important to Andrew was his family. He had the highest respect for his parents, Annette and Jerry, and loved his younger brother, Mike, despite many years of older sibling 'love' that often resulted in Mike being on the receiving end of some pain. Andrew first met his soul mate, Kristy when they were younger and attending two different high schools. It seems he tried to make her a hood ornament for his truck! The two became re-acquainted later in life and became inseparable partners. Andrew said that his life really started when he met Kristy and they became each other's world.

Even though he had no biological children, Andrew opened his heart and home to raise a beautiful and loving daughter, Ariel who he dearly loved. He always treated everyone he met with respect, tried not to judge anyone, and left an unforgettable impact on those who knew him. He leaves behind a great legacy of love and many wonderful memories for his family and friends which will never be forgotten. He will be sorely missed.

Andrew is survived by his wife and soul mate, his 'home', Kristy Gentry Lutz; his parents, Annette and Jerry Lutz; his brother, Michael Lutz; his daughter, Ariel (Dylan) Brock; his in-laws, Mary and John Gentry; his grandbabies, Victoria (whom he referred to as "Tori Bug") and Olivia (his "Sunshine"); and many other relatives and friends.