Gilbert Gene Luton

January 20, 1930August 7, 2018

Gilbert Gene Luton, age 88, of Montgomery, Alabama went to be with the Lord on Tuesday August 7, 2018. Gilbert was born January 20, 1930.

Gil was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Norma Jean. Also preceding him in death were his parents, John W. and Wenona B. Luton, brothers; William B. Luton and Richard R. Luton and his grandson, Jason Segrest.

Left to cherish his memory are three daughters; Linda Kolodey (Fred), Carol Wishart (Jim), Cheryl Segrest, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Gil served as a Lt. Colonel (ret.) in the US Air Force. He flew C-130's as a test pilot and was a Project Officer for NASA working frequently with the seven original astronauts in recovery operations. After his military service he joined C.F. Braun and Company as a Scheduling Engineer. He loved to play golf, spend time at the beach and spend time with his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Gil is scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018 in the chapel of Frazer United Methodist Church at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to St. Jude Chidren's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Luton family.


  • Linda Kolodey, Daughter
  • Fred Kolodey, Son-in-law
  • Carol Wishart, Daughter
  • Jim Wishart, Son-in-law
  • Cheryl Segrest, Daughter
  • Seven beloved grandchildren
    Nine cherished great-grandchildren

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, August 11, 2018

Gilbert Gene Luton

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