Carlos Jackson Klutts

February 14, 1951October 19, 2020
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Carlos Jackson Klutts, 69, of Austin, Texas, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away on October 19th, 2020. Carlos was born on Valentine’s Day 1951 to Barney Carroll Klutts and Hazel Joyce Klutts in Rising Star, Texas. Carlos is preceded in death by his mother and father, his brother, Jimmy Carroll Klutts, and his sister, Vanita Joy Klutts. He is survived by his wife of 49 yrs, Cynthia DeLoach Klutts, daughter, Tiffany Klutts Brumley of Austin, son Brandt Carlton Klutts and wife Kim of Boerne, and Clayton Morgan Klutts and wife Katherine of Austin. Paw Paw is also survived by his ten grandchildren; Buddy, Ellie, Mary Morgan, and Wren Brumley of Austin, Brooks, Molly, and Weston Klutts of Boerne, and Carter, Clayton, and Charlie Klutts of Austin.

Carlos attended Smithville High school, Blinn Junior College and the University of Texas. He started selling land with his dad at 14 years old. After a brief stint as a brakeman with the Katy Railroad, Carlos began working as a consultant and entrepreneur in the Texas oil field. Having been born into a family of farmers and ranchers, Real Estate was a natural calling as he had been taught the love for the land. He cherished being with people and loved fulfilling their dreams of owning their own piece of Texas. As a Ranch Broker he relished selling 5 acre tracts just as much as thousand acre ranches. Every sale meant a new friend, and his closest friends all shared his passion of putting deals together. He respected and valued those who worked hard and dealt fairly.

Smithville is also where he met the love of his life, Cindy DeLoach Klutts. Cindy and Carlos were high school sweethearts and true life partners, working together every day in their real estate business. Carlos would sell the land, and Cindy would handle the rest. Theirs was a true love story, spanning 49 years of marriage.

Carlos and Cindy moved to Lockhart, Texas in 1976 where they built their family home, raised their children and continue to gather making wonderful memories. While in Lockhart, Carlos became a member of the Lockhart Masonic Lodge where he thoroughly cherished the masonic brotherhood. He had the honor of receiving his 40-year pin recently. He appreciated the friendships he made everywhere he lived in Texas. Carlos was a larger than life character that never met a stranger and always had a smile, a warm handshake and a joke to fit the occasion. What brought him the most joy in life was to make everyone around him happy. He always took the time to let those around him know how he felt about them. It was a special gift that he gave to his family that he spent so much time with each one of them. Mimi and Paw Paw attended nearly every one of their grandkids’ games and activities. He always made everyone feel special and loved. We all have such great peace knowing that he is now with his Lord and Savior, because he shared his faith and trust in God with each of us throughout our lives. We’re all going to miss his cowboy hat and big smile but especially the daily saying, “It’s a Beautiful Day in Texas!”

Serving as pallbearers will be Buddy Brumley, Mark Connally, Dean Greer, Corey Hoffpauir, Michael Joseph, Brooks Klutts, Weston Klutts, Brandt Klutts, Clayton Klutts, Robert Puckett, Chris Thompson, Bill Schoppe.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Alan Bergstrom, Bill Bunte, Charlie Cox, Rusty DeLoach, Jim Egloff, Bob Hudkins, Jim Kershaw, Bill Schroeder, John Selman.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Weed Corley Fish Funeral Chapel, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78705. Funeral services will be held at Hyde Park Baptist Church, 3901 Speedway, Austin, TX at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, 2 miles south of Smithville on State Highway 95 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Benevolence Fund at Hyde Park Baptist Church.

Being mindful of everyone’s health and well being during these times of Covid 19 the service will be available via livestream at for those that aren’t feeling well or of compromised immune system.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 26, 2020


  • Burial

    Monday, October 26, 2020


Carlos Jackson Klutts

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Peggy Walicek

October 27, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to you Cindy and your Family. I enjoyed
visiting with your sweet family on a recent afternoon. Carlos was
very blessed with his family and enjoyed every minute with each
of them. He will truly be missed. My love to You, Tiffany, Brandt,
Clayton and all the family.

Scott Fuqua

October 26, 2020

Cindy, Tiffany, Brandt and Clayton Morgan,

My prayers go out to all of you and your families. Carl was such a big personality with so much love and humor to share with everyone . I’ve always enjoyed our get togethers and just sitting around listening to his stories and jokes. (Take me to your leader 😁). So many great memories. He has left us too soon, but he is reunited with Barney, Joyce, Jimmy and Vanita. What a family reunion full of song and laughter they are having! Love you all. Scott Fuqua

Jonathan Shelus

October 26, 2020

Tiffany and family,

We are so saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Klutts. I remember him well from our Hyde Park days. Know that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Gail Newberry

October 26, 2020

So many wonderful memories between the Klutts and Newberry families dating back 30, school, hunting, fishing, football, baseball, grandkids. Carlos was always right in the middle of the action. He will be missed. He and Brian are reliving old times right now in heaven. Love y’all!

Shelly Sitton

October 26, 2020

Dear Klutts family,
I’m so very sorry to hear about Mr. Klutts. He was genuinely one of the kindest, most genuine and joyful men. He always stood out among the dads of junior and high school as an encourager. His heart was brimming with love and I have nothing but the fondest of memories involving him as I spent time at the house in Lockhart and then the condo and later Stratford. He clearly loved his family, worked hard and loved the land and all that surrounded the land like hunting and fishing. His smile and joy are something that first comes to mind. No doubt he has a beaming smile as he stands with Jesus right now watching all of us celebrate his life.
My heart is with all of you today and the days to follow. I love your family and miss seeing your faces. It was a gift to have known Carlos,
Love, Shelly Broline Sitton

Tonya Fuqua

October 25, 2020

Dearest Cindy and family,
We are heartbroken with the sudden loss of Carlos. We know this is an extremely difficult time for you all, but want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have so many fond memories of Carlos and the family. We feel fortunate to have been a part of his journey in life. We know that Carlos is now sharing laughter and stories in heaven while being reunited with family who have passed before him. Big hugs and lots of love coming your way. God bless, Steven, Tonya, Sabrina and Courtney Fuqua

Preston Starley

October 25, 2020

I remember hunting with Mr. Klutts in 2016, I hung out with him when I was 9, and 10. He would tell me stories about hunting, and life lessons. I remember that I told him about how I was being bullied in school. He told me something that I kept in the back of my head I remember him telling me "Preston, you do not need to worry about them, the people who are messing with you are weak themselves."

Jeff Zapalac

October 25, 2020

Please accept our condolences for your loss. The Klutts family is in our thoughts and prayers.

. My memory of Carlos ls one of pure happiness and a contagious smile. His presence brightened the surroundings. That outlook on life was obviously passed on to the next generation. Ive often thought how could a father leave a greater legacy?

Thinking of you all. God bless you.

Jeff and Shannon Zapalac

Roger Moellenberndt

October 25, 2020

I remember having great times with Carlos in high school. I remember his red Camaro. At UT we had numerous experiences. I remember a bowling excursion in San Marcos. I remember him living in a log cabin in Cedar Creek which was also his sales office. He was a truly amazing person and he will be greatly missed. I value his friendship and the time I spent around him. I pray for your loss and may God bless your family.

Owen / Diana Floyd

October 25, 2020


Mr Klutz will be missed. He was one of a kind, always there to help, with his big smile and that hard firm hand shake, always motivating others. He will be missed, but he is in a better place. We are praying for you Cindy and the family.

The Floyd’s