OBITUARY

Luther Wayne O'Banion

June 10, 1947April 5, 2018
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Luther Wayne O’Banion, 70, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 5 at Baylor Scott & White in College Station with his family by his side.

Luther was born June 10, 1947 in Navasota the son of Charlie and Annie Belle (Smith) O’Banion. He proudly served our community working in law enforcement for over thirty-five years. Twenty-five of those years were as a detective with the College Station Police Department. Luther was appointed the first City Marshall of College Station, a program in which he was instrumental in forming.

Luther enjoyed staying active in the community, he was involved with Little League West, and umpired twenty years for ASA softball. Not only was he a member of an exclusive umpire fraternity, he was also inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame. He was also an active member of the Brazos de Dios Harley Owners Group Chapter #4090 of College Station. He loved going on the Christmas Toy Run every year. Watching the children’s eyes light up over the motorcycles and the Christmas gifts that the group was bringing brought him so much joy.

Luther is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Michael O’Banion and Kelly Boyd O’Banion; and a sister, Elizabeth Accurso.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Anne O’Banion; sons and daughters-in-law, Luther Wayne Jr. and Renee O’Banion, Matthew Clay and Colleen O’Banion; daughter and son-in-law, Lindsay and Brandon Schuler; brother and sister-in-law, Everett and Gwen O’Banion; grandchildren, Ryan, Garrett and Payton O’Banion; his best four legged friend, Buddy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

PaPa was loved so very much and will be missed deeply.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 11 at Lake Grove Cemetery near Iola. Visitation will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.

Services

  • VISITATION Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • GRAVESIDE SERVICE Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Biography

Luther Wayne O’Banion, 70, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 5 at Baylor Scott & White in College Station with his family by his side.

Luther was born June 10, 1947 in Navasota the son of Charlie and Annie Belle (Smith) O’Banion. He proudly served our community working in law enforcement for over thirty-five years. Twenty-five of those years were as a detective with the College Station Police Department. Luther was appointed the first City Marshall of College Station, a program in which he was instrumental in forming.

Luther enjoyed staying active in the community, he was involved with Little League West, and umpired twenty years for ASA softball. Not only was he a member of an exclusive umpire fraternity, he was also inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame. He was also an active member of the Brazos de Dios Harley Owners Group Chapter #4090 of College Station. He loved going on the Christmas Toy Run every year. Watching the children’s eyes light up over the motorcycles and the Christmas gifts that the group was bringing brought him so much joy.

Luther is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Michael O’Banion and Kelly Boyd O’Banion; and a sister, Elizabeth Accurso.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Anne O’Banion; sons and daughters-in-law, Luther Wayne Jr. and Renee O’Banion, Matthew Clay and Colleen O’Banion; daughter and son-in-law, Lindsay and Brandon Schuler; brother and sister-in-law, Everett and Gwen O’Banion; grandchildren, Ryan, Garrett and Payton O’Banion; his best four legged friend, Buddy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

PaPa was loved so very much and will be missed deeply.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 11 at Lake Grove Cemetery near Iola. Visitation will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.