Luther Norris Glass
August 26, 1925 – June 1, 2020
Luther Norris (L.N.) Glass, 94, of Tyler passed peacefully on June 1, 2020. L.N. was born on August 26, 1925, to Roxie Lee (Berry) and William Luther Glass in Whitney, Texas.
A proud Veteran, he joined the United States Navy in 1943, serving aboard the USS Nevada. Upon returning home, he married his high-school sweetheart, Frances Jean Tanner, on November 1, 1946. The young couple settled in Dallas, where Mr. Glass began his career in the service station business for Phillips 66. The family moved to Tyler in 1960 to build the Phillips 66 Service Stations in East Texas. He was an avid hunter and fisherman all of his life and enjoyed travelling to Canada and other parts of the United States searching for the best fishing spots and hunting big game. He also devoted much of his spare time to his farm and cattle.
L.N. is preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Frances, his parents, one brother and two sisters. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Bill Taylor of Tyler, Son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Karon Glass of Tyler; Grandchildren - Sarah Alvey and husband Derric of Lindale; Emily Taylor; Jeremy Taylor and wife Alicen; Todd Glass and wife Kenda; Jessica Taylor and Holli Shull and husband Collin, all of Tyler; and his special great grandchildren – Logan, Addi, Jaydee, Cord, Jolee, Kacee, Annie, Gage, Henry, Charlotte and Lucy.
A private family service will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery on a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas or a charity of your choice.
Luther Norris Glass
June 4, 2020
From all of us at Welch Excavation and Utility Company:
We will miss Luther and remember fondly the times that he came to visit us. Our condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.
June 3, 2020
My love and prayers go out to this family in the loss of their dad and grandfather. Luther (we called him Norris) and Frances were always so sweet and kind to me all these years. I will cherish my memories of them in my heart always and I do miss them. Rest In Peace.
Toni Glass Warren