Luther Holton

Luther “Buster” Lorenzo Holton, Sr., 88, of Statesville, went to be with the lord Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the Gordon Hospice House. He was born May 31, 1924 in Gaston County and was the son of the late William Sidney Holton, Sr. and Pearl Kesler Holton.

Mr. Holton was a graduate of Iredell County Schools and married Lucille Dobson Holton on October, 8, 1943, who survives. He was a member of the Providence United Methodist Church and was a Sunday school teacher and sang in the choir. He was an assistant post master for the post office and a Charter member of Cool Springs Fire Department. Mr. Holton served on school board for Cool Springs School and also served on board of directors at the Fire Department. He was also served in the US Navy during World War II.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, William Sidney Holton, Jr., and two sisters Winona Benfield and Nelle Benfield.

 Along with his wife, Lucille Dobson Holton, of 69 years, he is survived by four sons, Luther L. Holton, Jr., “Renny” (Carol), John Holton (Mary), Tom Holton and Jeff Holton, all of Statesville. He is also survived by two grandsons, Johnny and Matthew Holton and one granddaughter, Lindsey Kate and one step granddaughter Kelly Moore. He is further survived by one sister Mary Stephen McCampbell and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Holton will be conducted 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Providence United Methodist Church with Rev. Ron Karriker officiating. A private burial will be held before the service. The family will visit with friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gordon Hospice House 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625 or Providence United Methodist Church 1273 Old Mocksville Rd, Statesville, NC 28625.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Luther Lorenzo Holton, Sr.

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5 Responses to Luther Holton

  1. Linda Bunch best says:

    I want to extend my sincere condolences to Lucille and the rest of Buster’s family.
    I have wonderful memories of riding my bike to Holton’s Store and seeing Buster
    and Lucile each time. With pleasant memories of the Providence Church community,
    Linda Bunch Best, Brevard, NC

  2. David F. Bunch says:

    To Buster’s family.
    I’m one of the eight Bunch kids of Charles Sr. and Katherine Frost Bunch, who lived behind Providence Church from 1947 til 1957. We have fond memories of Buster from many visits to Holton’s store in the old and new locations. We’re proud of the rich Holton heritage, and I am happy that my brother Charles Jr. is keeping up with the family and attending the reunions. He keeps up posted, and told be of Buster’s passing. My condolences to Lucille and the family, and I hope to attend the next reunion and get reaquainted.

    David F. Bunch, Lakeland FL

  3. Marjane and Barry Myers says:

    Thinking of you ‘boys’ and how hard it is to lose a daddy. God grant you peaceful, easy days of memories.

  4. Faye Tucker Perry says:

    Thinking of you all during this time. I am sorry for your loss.

  5. Margaret Mason Abernethy says:

    Dear Lucille, Renny, John, Tom and Jeff , Carol, Mary and Johnny, Matthew, Lindsey Kate and Kelly, my memories of Buster are of him smiling and laughing and enjoying being with family. God be with you and comfort you. Our sincere condolences from Lee Mason’s children, Jim and Margaret

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