Kaylon Jean Owens Luttrell passed away on December 1, 2022 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. She was born on August 14, 1960 in Lincoln County to Randall and Shelby Owens Brewer.
As a child, Kaylon dealt with wearing braces for a condition she was born with and back problems throughout her life that were a source of other health issues. After graduating high school in 1978, Kaylon became the first in her family to complete her education. She graduated from Motlow State Community College in 1981 and the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in 1983 with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in psychology. She began her career at Taft Youth Center in Pikeville, Tennessee where she remained until she retired in 2012.
In addition to being a counselor at Taft, she became a training coordinator for the State of Tennessee.
While she eventually conducted training for state employees, she met and married Clyde Luttrell in 1987. In 1989, they welcomed their only son, Seth Thomas Luttrell at Crossville Medical Center, Crossville, Tennessee. The marriage ended in 1991.
In addition to her work, Kaylon had many hobbies. She played piano and accordion and collected art and jewelry. She loved giving gifts all year long, but she especially enjoyed Christmas and its festivities.
Kaylon is preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her son, Seth, nephew, Tyler Dewayne Moore and her mother, Shelby Brewer.
Memorial Services are planned for May 6, 2023, at Higgins Funeral Home, 213 Market Street East, Fayetteville, Tennessee with Visitation at 1 pm and Service at 2 pm with Reverend Billy Langford Officiating. Burial will follow in Elora Cemetery.
My most precious & loving friend…where do I begin…
Often words aren’t very useful, and with such vast amounts of memories & emotions currently engulfing me, I find it extremely difficult conveying them through pen & paper. I do know one thing for absolute sure, there will never again be another Kaylon! It’s nearly impossible to try and describe the massive amounts of luminosity she brought to our world during some of our darkest hours and our gratitude could never match the sacrifices she made for my family.
At the beginning of our friendship, I first did things to either piss her off or try to impress her, but it didn’t take long before I wanted to do things that would make her proud. She pushed me to go to college, taught me to demand respect as a woman, and to just be the best version of myself possible. I can’t even begin explaining the life lessons she instilled throughout the years, not only in myself, but all of my boys as well. She helped guide us on our journey to the life we now have and helped us fight long and hard for it too. She was very dedicated, blunt, honest & funny as hell! I think I miss her 3 am laughter the most! The kind of love she had to offer didn’t exist in my world until Spencer & I moved to Tennessee 20 years ago. I miss her so, so, so very much. Sometimes it hits me in the middle of nowhere that she’s not here with us anymore, or that she is no longer a phone call away. I wonder if she knows she’s about to be a great-grandmother, or that Seth-Man is handling things amazingly, or just how much of a difference she made while she was here.
Be a positive constant in the lives of those you love, no matter how busy.
I will never stop loving you KK!
My mother also had many other extended family members, she had a practically an adopted daughter Krystle Marie Erion along with her kids Spencer, PJ, and Mason. I name them because they were the closest thing she had to grandkids.
She was also incredibly fond of Walking Tall and searched for the history of Little Chicago which lead her to all kinds of new truths and friends! She was very fond of TV shows as well watching In The Heat of the Night, House M.D, The Sopranos, and ER with her son.
She was a proud Mockingbird and loved helping those in the community around her, I miss her every single day and she deserves way better than she got.
Kaylon was such a smart & sweet soul. We talked many times via text over the past year. I know that her mother & son are heartbroken. She is gone too soon. Loved her Dad, Randall Owens. RIP, Kaylon♥️♥️🙏🙏
I was so sorry to hear of Kaylon’s death. She and I became friends on Facebook a couple of years ago, We talked on Facebook Messenger frequently. She talked to me about the many health problems she was dealing with. I know she’s in a better place now but I really miss talking to her. Your family has my condolences.