Mr. Luther Frierson made his transition on Sunday January 16, 2022, at Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN.
Luther Frierson was born on July 4, 1931, in Tupelo, MS to Robert L. and Jewel Frierson. He was the youngest of 5 children. After the death of his parents at the age of 11, Luther moved to E. St. Louis, Illinois where he was raised by his Aunt and Uncle, George and Sedera Woods. Luther was schooled in E. St. Louis, Illinois until he enlisted in the United States Army. After being honorably discharged, he returned to E. St. Louis, Illinois.
Luther later moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where he began a very long work career with American Art Clay. He held several positions with the organization including management and retired in 1992 with over 40 years of service. He remained a good friend and advisor to the company until his death.
Luther was a faithful member of New Haven Baptist church where he served as a Deacon and member of the male choir. He later joined Greater Northwestern Baptist Church where he was also a part of the mail choir. He loved camping and attended every Frierson Family reunion until he was unable to travel.
Luther's parents, Aunt and Uncle as well as his 4 siblings: Mabel Partlow, Josephine Williams, Rennie Lee Ward, & Marvin Frierson, all preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 36 years, Betty Frierson, children, Carol Frierson, Terry (Ronald) Jones, Celestine (Michael)Dunn, Bryan Frierson, Velma Rhea Townsend, Jerry A. (Louise) Townsend, James L. Townsend, Robert E. Townsend, Gloria (Sam) Bolden, 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandson, 4 nieces, 2 nephews, and a host of other family and friends.