Billy Joe “BJ” Luten, Jr

BJ Luten

Billy Joe “BJ” Luten, Jr, of Des Arc passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at Iron County Medical Center, in Pilot Knob. He was 40.

He was born on June 16, 1978, at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis

He is survived by his mother, Lola Faye (Dean) Luten of Des Arc; and brother, Charles Rutter of Potosi.

Preceding him in death are his father, Billy Joe Luten, Sr.; and half brothers, Cliffton Rutter and Paul Allen Rutter.

He leaves behind many aunts, uncles, and friends.

He worked at Fine Labs for many years as an inspector in quality control. In spare time he enjoyed his computer.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at 5 p.m., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont.

Services followed on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at 1 p.m., also at the Piedmont Chapel. Pastor Brent Reed ministered to the family. Music was provided by Debbie Wright, Danielle Sullivan and Bill Bennett.

Danny Widmer, Michael Widmer, Robbie Widmer, Doug Bond, William Dean and Joe Beerbower served as pallbearers. Burial followed at Mt. View Cemetery, Des Arc.

Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com.