Charles E. “Pete” Luttrell

Charles E. “Pete” Luttrell, age 98 of Crawfordsville, passed away on March 28 at Franciscan Health Lafayette. He was a resident at Whitlock Place in Crawfordsville. Pete was born in Dunnville, Kentucky on October 4, 1925 to the late Everett and Chloe (McDonald) Luttrell.

Pete proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. A proud recipient of a Purple Heart Medal and an Oak Leaf Cluster. He married the love of his life, Dorothe Jewell Reed, on December 25, 1943. She preceded him in death on June 20, 2003.  Pete retired from Traylor Brothers after 30 years of service working construction in tunnels. He was a member of Parkersburg Christian Church.

Throughout his life, Pete found happiness in the simple things- the sunshine warmth, riding his bike, and watching sports. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed attending many NASCAR events. Pete was able to attend the World Series Baseball Game between the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants in 1962.  On October 31, 2015, Pete participated in the Indy Honor Flight to Washinton D.C. with his son, Robert. This became a highlight in his life.  Pete enjoyed traveling to watch his son, Robert, compete in drag races. In his younger years, he could be found raccoon hunting with his fellow friends.

Pete will be deeply missed by his son, Robert (Lelane) Luttrell, daughters, Marion (Gary) Rall and Lucinda (Casey) Lashley; grandchildren, Meredeth (Warren) McMahon Fox, Sean (Angel) McMahon, Adam Luttrell, Matt (Kristen) Luttrell, and Joe (Ashley) Luttrell; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Charles, Layla, Addison, Emorie, Gisele, Dashiell, Talia and Dovelyn; great-great grandchildren Stella & Abel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothe; sons, Billy Reed Luttrell, and Charles “Tony” Luttrell; daughter, Elizabeth Fargo; sisters, Pauline Vaughn and Joyce Doan; and his brother, Gerald Luttrell.

A visitation for Pete will be held at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington Street in Crawfordsville, on Friday, April 5, 2023, from 12:00 noon until the time of Celebration of Life at 2:00 pm with Pastor Cody Hargis officiating and Military Honors presented by the United States National Guard and Post 72 Honor Guard. Burial will follow at Ladoga Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in Pete’s name to Honor Flight, PO Box 10, Plainfield, Indiana 46168, or donated online at Share memories and condolences online at