MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Leroy Luster, 85, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 25, 2004, at the Parkway Health and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis.
Born Aug. 12, 1919, in Clarkdale, Ark., son of the late Joseph and Louise Banks Luster, he lived in Missouri for more than 60 years. A member of the New Homes Missionary Baptist Church in Oran, where he had served as deacon, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include: five daughters, Betty Buckley of Memphis, Sheryl Luster of Blytheville, Ark., Linda Williams of St. Louis, Tammy Peet of Chicago and Yolanda Dixon of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; three sisters, Eliza Lane of Oran, Zora Lee Smith of St. Louis and Carlee Washington of Toledo, Ohio; and 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Norma Golston; one brother, Joe Luster; and one sister, Elnator Turner.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Christ Sanctuary Church of God in Christ in Bell City, Mo., where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday. Elder Elisha Pullen will officiate.
Full graveside military rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Williams Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.