Luther Randolph Luton, 88, passed away at home on the morning of Sep17, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Randolph was born in Weeksville, NC on July 17, 1934 to James Luther and Eva Larraine Luton. After graduating from Moyock High School in 1952, he served in the US Army in England. Post military service, Randolph attended Virginia Tech where he graduated with an Agronomy Degree with honors in 1960. This began his journey of being a lifelong fan of Virginia Tech Football and a devoted Hokie.
During his time at Virginia Tech he met the love of his life, Beverly Jean Umphlett of St. Brides Chesapeake VA with whom they had three sons.
Randolph had a passion for farming and enjoyed careers as an insurance adjuster, a stock broker, in the service of USAID in Thailand, as a salesman for McNair and Northrup-King, and as a Real Estate broker.
As a member of the Great Bridge Presbyterian Church since 1969, he served as both Deacon and as an Elder. Randolph also served as President of the Hickory Ruritan Club serving the community that he loved.
Randolph was an avid traveler, visiting and touring Fifty Three countries.
Randoph is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Jeanne , his son James Randolph (wife, Julie) their children, Jessy Bateman, James Randolph Jr, Eva Larainne, Jeffery Robert, son David Norwood ( wife, Elizabeth) their children Matthew Davis, Kevin Thomas, Adam David, and Lauren Grace and son Jonathan Chandler (wife, Shannon Bowser)
Services will be held by Altmeyer on Battlefield Blvd with visitation on Wed Sep 21 at 6:30PM – 8PM. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday Sep 22 at 10AM.
I was so sad to learn today of the passing of Mr Luton. He was a wonderful man. He was a good teacher for my endless questions when wanting to learn from the best. He was very special and I am better for having known him. He had love for one woman his lovely wife Jeanne. Endless pride would shine from him when he spoke of his children and grand children. He love his family and friends dearly.
Ms. Luton I am sorry you must experience this painful and sad time. You are surrounded by your loving family and the many friends of all walks of life sending warm thoughts and kindness to you at this time.
Jeannie, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have gone to the service. If I can do anything for you please do not hesitate to contact me. God bless you and all the family.
Jeannie, and boys, as your backdoor neighbors for over 50 years, we will be here for you in every way possible. God bless you each in your loss and sadness
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of Luther Randolph Luton, give you peace, comfort and strength…
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
and prayers to the family of ….
US Army Veteran, Luther Randolph Luton, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†
† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †