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