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Carl R Stutz

September 23, 1937 — May 18, 2023

Carl R. Stutz, 85, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2023. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, He retired from TVA Heavy Equipment Division after 30 years of service at 10th street in Chattanooga and Watts Bar.

Carl and the family enjoyed boating on Chickamauga Lake and was a member and instructor of the US Power Squadron. He spent endless weekends at the family cabin in Blue Ridge riding 4 wheelers and visiting friends around the fire pit. He and Freida had a love of RVing, spending winters in Florida making new friendships.

Early in life Carl was a Marksman in the TN National Guard, a passion that he never gave up. He was often found tinkering in the shop on one of his projects, from woodworking to building or rebuilding an auto, boat or motor.

His family remembers a home filled with laughter and love, a protector and confidant and a wealth of knowledge generously shared. A man who led by example in service to others, a strong work ethic and sense of fairness. Carl was the “go to guy” for his friends and family, answering many a call to the rescue for whatever was broken.

Carl was the son of the late Ernest and Rachel (Stein) Stutz. Carl is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Freida (Cross) Stutz, his son Kenneth "Ken" (Michelle) Stutz, his daughter Kathy (Eric) Koegel, his grandchildren Christina (Christian) Cotsakis-Cordon of Athens GA, Logan (Kierstyn) Wolfe and Ashely (Austin) Lewis of Cleveland, and great-granddaughter Athena Cordon-Cotsakis.

The family will be receiving friends for a Celebration of Life at Christ United Methodist Church, located at 8645 E Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421, on Thursday, June 1st, 2023, from 3pm to 6pm. A service will follow at 6pm.

To share a memory of Carl or offer personal condolences to his family, please visit his memorial webpage and guestbook at Companion Funeral Home of Cleveland is honored to assist the family with these arrangements.

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