Luther Glanton, Jr was well known in Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus, Ohio and in Los Angeles as a steel worker, a cosmetologist, a dental technician, and as the owner of a dry cleaners.
He was also an usher and active in the Church of Christ for many years. Mr. Glanton spent the last years of his life in San Bernardino at the Waterman Convalescent Hospital. On Monday after a short illness, he passed away in the care of hospice.
Glanton was born on December 25, 1922 in Carrollton, Georgia to the union of the late Luther and Myrtle Lee Glanton. He departed this life on February 28, 2011.
He was educated in public schools attending elementary and high school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he was a proud member of Penn High School Marching Band. He was a graduate of the School of Cosmetology in Columbus, Ohio and Dental Technology in Los Angeles, California.
Luther was a highly motivated individual who owned and operated several businesses – a beauty shop while living in Ohio, a dental lab in California and most notably was Co-owner, then owner and operator of Melvin Cleaners on Melrose and Vine in Hollywood, California.
Luther received his early Christian training at First Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and joined the Church of Christ after relocating to Los Angeles, California. He served on the Usher Board until the onset of his illness in 2004.
Luther was a caring person, who as a teenager, took on the responsibility of providing for our family in the absence of our Dad who was hospitalized due to World War I injuries. He was concerned foremost with his spiritual well being and remained faithful to God throughout his debilitating illness.
Luther is survived by his daughter, Andrea (Jaime) Maddox, Stepson Thomas Evans, grandson, Raymond Lewis; sisters Norma Archie, Zelma (Dwight) Willett; nephews (Roderick Law, Frederick (Elbie) Minter, Dexter (Eleanor) Minter, Sean Archie, Christian (Shelli) Goodloe; nieces Cheryl (Hardy) Brown, Esther (Gus) Alexander, Tahra Harris, Leah (Jeff) Brown and a host of greatnephews and great-nieces, other relatives and friends.
Luther was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Raymond and Donald Glanton; sisters Melba Minter and Esther Law, stepson Michael Evans and nephew Dion Archie.
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