David Ray Utz, 71, of McCarley died at his residence on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Mr. Utz was born on January 27, 1948, in Shelby and was the son of the late John B. and Marie Hopper Utz. Mr. Utz was a retired production control supervisor for Northrup Grumman Shipyard and served in the Mississippi Army National Guard for six years. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Utz is survived by his wife, Sherry Cobb Utz of McCarley; two sons, David R. Utz Jr. of Carrollton and Christopher Todd Utz of Carrollton; five sisters, Bonnie Reynolds of Brandon, Sandie Stacy of Clarksdale, Joy McMinn of Enid, Robbie Ray of Hernando, and Tina Meredith of Sumner; one brother, John B. Utz Jr. of Buckeye, Arizona; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for Mr. Utz was held on Wednesday, January 30, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home.