John Mannix, 88, of Louisville, Ky passed peacefully on Thursday, March 29 at the Nazareth Home with his loving wife of 59 years at his side.
John was an honest, hardworking, loving father of five who always took genuine interest in others, caring about their wellbeing.
He graduated from Louisville's St. Xavier High School in 1947 and from the University of Louisville in 1951. He served in the Army during the Korean War. On November 27, 1958, he married the former Rosalie Marie Voss in Louisville. John was employed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) until his retirement in 2000.
John mostly enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He recently welcomed into the family his first great grandchild last December. He enjoyed watching sports, was an avid UofL fan, attending several bowl games, and was a season ticket holder for 25+ years. He also loved listening to music (was particularly fond of Johnny Cash), dancing – especially at wedding receptions, playing Bridge, Pinochle and occasionally Poker.
He was a horseracing enthusiast and for several years, he attended the Kentucky Oaks and Derby with his wife and friends. As is the case with most betters, it was always a great day when you won. John cashed in BIG with Go for Gin in the 1994 Kentucky Derby. Second to Christmas, Derby time was his favorite time of year. One of his “guilty” pleasures was to enjoy his customary glass of Chardonnay along with his chips and salsa before his evening meal. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him.
Son of Hilary and Sarah Catherine, he was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph, Hilary, and Billy; and sisters, Rose Ash, and Hilda Geist.
He is survived by wife, Rosalie (Voss) Lutes; children, Mike (Gina), Pat (Karen), Steve (Teresa), Karen Haavig (Brian), and Dan. He is also survived by many loving grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and sister, Mary Hunter.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. and the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1920 Newburg Rd. with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.