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Obit – Mr. John Huth

Mr. John Huth age 87 of the Graveltown Community and a Brooklyn, New York native died peacefully at 4:05 p.m. Monday afternoon November 27, 2023 at the Pavilion Senior Living in South Carthage with his family and friends by his bedside.

Mr. Huth was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home and had requested to be cremated and that was performed at the Cumberland Family Services in Algood. The family has planned a memorial service for his Smith County family on Saturday December 16th at 11 a.m. at Sanderson in Carthage and an additional memorial service for his church family will be at the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lebanon on Saturday afternoon Dec. 16th beginning at 2 p.m. Mr. Huth’s cremains will be inurned in the church mausoleum.

The visitation periods will be at Sanderson in Carthage on Saturday Dec. 16th from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. and on Saturday at the church in Lebanon on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service at 2 p.m.

Mr. Huth’s former pastor, Pastor Matt Steinhower will officiate the Carthage memorial service and his present pastor, Pastor Alison George will officiate the Lebanon memorial service.

The son of the late Hans Huth and Sophie Brenner Huth, he was born John Henry Huth in Germany on August 14, 1937 and in 1939 the Huth family immigrated to Brooklyn in Kings County, New York.

In Lebanon on May 28, 1998, he was united in marriage to Buffalo, New York native, the former Carol Ann Petrocelli. 

She preceded Mr. Huth in death on June 11, 2016 at the age of 75, one day before her June 12, 1940, 76th birthday. They had been married for only eighteen years.

Mr. and Mrs. Huth relocated to Smith County in 1997 where they constructed their Victorian dream home on Nixon Hollow Lane North.

Mr. Huth was educated in the public schools in Brooklyn, New York and received his Bachelor Degree of Business Administration on June 15, 1960 from Adelphia College in Garden City, New York.

An auto industry executive, he was retired from management for the Mercedes-Benz Corporation.

Mr. Huth was a communicant of the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church on West Main Street in Lebanon.

Survivors include his two daughters, Kimberly Graber of Northport, Florida and Karen Van Overberghe of Ebberson, North, Carolina; five grandchildren, Ashleigh, Kaileigh, and Johnny Kimberlys, Alexandria and Colton Karens.


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