William R. Luther, Sr. was born on October 7th, 1931.
A thoughtful and cheerful soul, Bob spent his early years growing up in Hagerstown, MD and Louisville, KY. He enjoyed just being a kid but was also a hard worker from the start. In fact, he held several delivery boy jobs in his youth to earn a little pocket money. As a teenager, Bob attended Kentucky Military Institute and Peekskill Military Academy in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades and later graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1950. As a young man, Bob owned and operated his own service station and attended the Embry-Riddle Aviation School in Opa-Locka, Florida.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 as an A & E mechanic.
Bob later worked in the trucking industry and stepped up to run the family business that was near and dear to his father’s heart. As a CDL driver, he spent many years traversing the highways to safely transport and faithfully deliver his goods.
In his later years, Bob liked helping out in the local soup kitchen. He was a hard-working and considerate man who had a very positive, happy-go-lucky, and no-nonsense attitude toward life. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed smiling and laughing. He appreciated a good meal and also relished a nice dish of ice cream with chocolate syrup!
He loved and cared deeply about his family and is survived by his wife, two step-children, a handful of step-grandchildren, and his two furballs, Ace and Oreo.
Bob is free now–most certainly Bee Bopping around Heaven joyfully and happily–as he often did here on Earth. Rest in peace, Bob. We love you and will miss you. ♥
Graveside services were private and held at the convenience of the family.