site image
Camouflage 03


Luther R. "Tum" Minnix

January 7, 1956 ~ November 26, 2018 (age 62)
Obituary Image

Luther R. “Tum” Minnix, age 62 of Troutville, died Monday, November 26, 2018.

Luther was born January 7, 1956 in Roanoke and lived in Botetourt all of his life. He was the son of the late Ray C. and Doretha “Dee” Crowder Minnix.

Luther was a Master Technician for Excel Truck Group for more than 40 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and took great pride in his yard. Luther enjoyed fixing things for other people and was a proud Mustang owner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law Dottie Henry and is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lee Henry Minnix; daughters and sons-in-law Molly and Will Sandel of Richmond, Hannah and Eric Whiting of Troutville; step-son and daughter-in-law Colin and Emily Walthall of Richmond; brother and sister-in-law Richard and Lee Minnix of Cloverdale; sisters and brother-in-law Regina and Chip Spangler and Nina Sue Minnix Bleau all of Fincastle; many loving nieces, nephews, friends; and his dog Max.

A Celebration of Luther’s life will be 12:oo noon, Saturday December 1st at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville with Pastor Terry Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday 5-8pm and one hour prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 am Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to League of Animal Protection, PO Box 561, Fincastle, Virginia 24090; Troutville Fire Department, 20 Sunset Avenue, Troutville, Virginia 24175; or to Lord Botetourt High School Wrestling Program, 1435 Roanoke Road, Daleville, Virginia 24083.

Online condolences may be made to Luther’s family at


Click here to view a webcast of the service on 12/1/2018 at 12:00 Noon

Donations may be made to:

League of Animal Protection
PO Box 561, Fincastle VA 24090
Tel: 1-540-473-3853

Troutville Fire Department
20 Sunset Avenue, Troutville VA 24175

Lord Botetourt High School Wrestling Program
1435 Roanoke Road, Daleville VA 24083

Funeral Service

© 2019 Rader Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service