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Luther E. Botts 1926-2021

Luther E. Botts, born in October of 1926 to James L. and Ethel L. Botts,  was called home to be with Jesus at 95, on December 4, 2021.
Luther received his high school education then served aboard the USS Benner DD-DDR 807, 1944-1946 in Halley’s 3rd Fleet in the South Pacific. Luther married Phyllis Brady in November of 1948. Luther used part of his GI Bills funds to get his private pilots  license.  He and brother in law Clayton Burgett made many memories that Dad loved to remember and relate. Received his plumbing license in 1955, was a Master of Great Light Lodge No. 1064 in 1958. Luther worked as a pipe fitter at Caterpillar, retiring after 28 years. Luther received the Lord into his life 1972. Through the years, Luther joined the Decatur Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus, went to many Navy reunions with wife Phyllis and he picked up wii bowling late in life bowling with other seniors at the senior center.

Luther was preceded in death by parents James L. and Ethel L. Botts, sister Phyllis Joan, brother Kenneth Botts, and wife Phyllis Maxine Botts.
Luther is survived by his sister Gladys Burgett, sister Judith Botts, children James Michael (Donna) Botts, Gerald (or Jerry) Wayne (the late Lee) Botts, and Lisa Marie Botts, our historian who keeps the memories of the past, Grandchildren Erin Kathleen Botts, Timothy Daniel Botts, Christine Natalie (Michael) Jump, Gregory Lawrence (Davika) Botts, Caitlyn Marie Botts, and Kaylee Sara Botts. Great grandchildren Adrianna and Dwight Jump, Tayvion Botts, Jonan and Elian Botts.
Dad will be missed but his memories and pictures will always be a source of love and light for our hearts.

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