AE2 Stuart Tyler Utley, 25, of Fallon, Nev., formerly of Somerset, Ky., passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012.
He was born in Somerset, Ky. on November 14, 1987, son of Vanessa Barrett Downey and Powell P. Utley. He attended Victory Christian School and was a Pulaski County High School graduate of 2006. He was an Aviation Electrician's Mate for the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his mother, Vanessa B. Downey of Richmond, Ky.; his father, Powell P. Utley of Greensburg, Ky.; one brother, Matthew P. (and Rebecca) Utley of Louisville, Ky.; nephew, Matthew P. Utley, II; grandmother, Evelyn B. Mitchell of Mt. Vernon, Ky.; grandfather, Harold K. Barrett of Booneville, Ky.; and stepfather, Charles H. Downey of Lexington, Va.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2012 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Chaplain Guy Crubaugh officiating.
Burial will be in Mill Springs National Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today, Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers and/or gifts the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of a donation in Stuart's name to Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. P.O. Box 3968 Gaithersburg, Md., 20885, www.childrenoffallensoldiersrelieffund.org, or by phone: 301-685-3421.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com.