John Lloyd Shutt, at 99 years of age, passed away August 3, 2017 in Fayetteville. A native of Nashville, he was the son of the late Henry Loyd and Johnetta Davis Shutt. He graduated from Davidson County Central High School and Peabody College for Teachers.
During World War II, he received Naval Reserve Officer training at Notre Dame University. As an officer with the Navy Seals, he received two Bronze Stars for his service in the invasions of Italy and France. As a Lieutenant he served in the Pacific Theater as Executive Officer of the naval ship LST-1042. After the war, he married Margaret Harris of Howell, Tennessee, whom he had met at Peabody.
He was an Eagle Scout, and he later went into professional scouting. His scouting career took the family to Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey, and New Mexico. He was on the National Scout Staff, and retired as the General Manager of Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.
After retirement, he and Margaret returned to their native Tennessee and made their home in Fayetteville. He was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church, and was instrumental in starting the preschool program there. He was a President of Rotary and a Paul Harris Fellow.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, son Jack and wife Gail, a granddaughter, Rachel Harwell and husband Lance, and two great-grandchildren, Will and Maci Harwell – all living in Lincoln County. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fayetteville, with Bro. Harold Dawkins officiating. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of John Lloyd Shutt.