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Luther James Strode

Obituary Luther James Strode,92, of Monroe County, Kentucky, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Macon County General Hospital. He was born on November 9, 1927, the son of late Arthur James and Mattie (Pitcock) Strode. He married the late Ada (Dulworth) in 1948. Luther served his country proudly through the Army in World War II. He retired from Operations of Engineering for Tri-County Electric after 37 years, was a member of the Masonic Lodge 753 for 65 years, and a member of The First Baptist Church of Tompkinsville. In the words of Luther himself, “He was a good man.” Luther was more than proud of his family and loved life more than itself. He is survived by one son, Jerry (Anita) Strode of Lafayette, Tennessee; one daughter, Sue (Dexter) Marcum of Albany, Kentucky, one son in law, Verner Wilson of Edmonton, Kentucky; one brother, Joe Strode, of Tennessee; five grandchildren, Luther (Heidi) Johnson, Chris (Janet) Strode, Melissa (Marc) Burnette, Amanda (Stacy) Wilson, Micah (Jared) Bennett; nine great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild also survive. In addition to his parents and spouse, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie Wilson, and several brothers and sisters. A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Anderson-Bartley Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, Kentucky with private burial in Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Tony Day will officiate the service.  Friends and family may share your messages of condolence, and express sympathy with the family of Luther James Strode at www.andersonbartleyfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and can be made at the funeral home or mail to American Cancer Society, 952 Fairview Avenue Suite 4, Bowling Green, KY 42101. Anderson-Bartley Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Strode.  To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Luther James Strode, please visit our floral store.

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Prayers for the family

Marsha Conkin Miles Mar 30 2020 12:00 AM

Luther was such a very sweet and comical man. He always made sure everyone had a smile on their face. He was my buddy and I will miss him dearly. My Prayers go out to his family!

Destiny B. Mar 29 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle Luther will be dearly missed, always enjoyed his stories and visits to Indy. All of the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Brenda England & The Brown Family

Brenda England Mar 28 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry we are not there with you today but you are in our prayers.What a wonderful father you had,his memories we will all carry he will be missed by all.May God comfort you at this time Max and Tiny Mayhew

Max Mayhew Mar 28 2020 12:00 AM

Praying the Lord will give you all peace and comfort. I enjoyed getting to know Luther the last few years. He was a sweetheart and so funny. Now he is pain free. As beautiful as that smile was here on earth, I cant imagine how bright it is shining in heaven!

Ann Long Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM