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Luther Sockrider

July 4, 1929 ~ November 9, 2018 (age 89)

     Luther D. Sockrider, age 89, a resident of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  He was a former Portland resident. 

     Luther was born on July 4, 1929, in Portland, the son of Russell and Mabel (Cantrell) Sockrider.  He graduated from Portland High School in 1947.  Luther was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army honorably serving in Japan during the Korean Conflict.  He retired from Portland Forge after 42 years of service.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Portland and was a member of the American Legion Post #211 in Portland and the Eagles Lodge in Portland.  He married Reiko Hashimoto on May 28, 1953 and she passed away on July 29, 2018. 

     Survivors include:

     1 daughter:  Carolyn Longoria (husband Max) – Indianapolis, Indiana

     2 sisters:  Alta Slusser – Portland, Indiana

                     Mary Lu Premer (husband Philip) – Pennville, Indiana

     4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren

     4 nephews and 6 nieces

     Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1 – 2 p.m. at the Chapel in Green Park Cemetery.  Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the chapel with Pastor Larry Eads officiating.  The American Legion Post #211 of Portland will conduct military graveside rites. 

     Arrangements are entrusted to Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home. 


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