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Bertha Mae (Lynch) and William Mirt Luster Sr.,
Sons; William Mirt Jr. and Robert Lee. This is
the only known
picture of Bertha Mae Lynch; (1928, Skellytown,
(right) William Mirt Luster Sr. (1943, US Army)
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William Mirt Sr. Luster
Generation No. 1
1. WILLIAM MIRT SR.4 LUSTER (JESSE HOWARD3, JAMES S.2,
JACOB1) was born 17 July 1899 in Wills Point, Van Zandt
Co. TX., and died 01 February 1968 in Madera, Madera Co.,
CA.. He married BERTHA MAE LYNCH 13 May 1924 in Empire
City, Stephens Co., OK, daughter of UNKNOWN LYNCH and
ANNA UNKNOWN. She was born 26 December 1909 in Ardmore or
Duncan or Healdton, Carter Co., OK, and died 04 May 1930
in Skellytown, Carson Co., TX.
Notes for WILLIAM MIRT SR. LUSTER:
"Big Bill" did most of the Turkey cooking for
our Family at Thanksgiving and Christmas, as he had been
a Cook in the Army, and was admired for his knowledge of
"A MIGHTY TASTY BIRD", enjoyed by every one.
Information provided by Grandson Darell;
This story was told to Little Bill by an old friend of
his father's many years ago.
"It seems that "Big Bill" worked in the
Oil Fields of the Texas Panhandle, and as there was
little modern mechanical technology, most of the work had
to be done by hand, and as Big Bill was young and strong
he became known for being, "AS STRONG AS AN
OX", he would lift one end of a heavy drill pipe
while there were several other men on the other
end." He worked at a Roustabout, also Oilfield
More About WILLIAM MIRT SR. LUSTER:
Military: 05 September 1942, 432nd Army Air Force/Pvt.1st
Discharge: 19 January 1945, Fort George Wright, WA.
Occupation: Oil Field; City Sanitation Dept., Fowler, CA.
Place of Burial: 06 February 1968, Floral Mem. Pk. Selma,
Fresno Co. CA.
Grv Loc/Fun.Hm: Blk A, Lot 8, Space 38
More About BERTHA MAE LYNCH:
Place of Burial: White Deer Cemetery, White Deer, TX
Children of WILLIAM LUSTER and BERTHA LYNCH are:
i. ROBERT LEE5 LUSTER, b. 27 February 1925, Empire City,
Stephens Co., OK; d. 18
February 1986, Amarillo, Potter Co. TX.; m. (1) BERNICE
BROWN, Abt. 1948, CA;
m. (2) MARGIE LEE, Abt. 1969, Skellytown, Carson Co., TX;
More About ROBERT LEE LUSTER:
Place of Burial: White Deer Cem., White Deer, TX
ii. WILLIAM MIRT JR (LITTLE BILL) LUSTER, b. 03 February
1926, Empire City,
Stephens Co., OK; d. 26 June 1998, White Deer, Carson
Co., TX; m. (1) MARLENE
WHEELER, June 1943, Lakeland, FL; b. Abt. 1928, Lakeland,
FL; m. (2) ETHEL
LAVETA GILLENWATERS, 08 June 1946, Pampa, Gray Co., TX;
b. 04 April 1930,
Wheeler Co., TX.
Notes for WILLIAM MIRT JR (LITTLE BILL) LUSTER:
"Little Bill" joined the military at a very
young age, about 15/16 years old, only a few days or
weeks after Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, during WW2.
He served in the South Pacific/New Guinea for a period of
time. Little Bill Luster, left for Overseas on 27 June
1943, spent 2 years 4 months 5 days in the Pacific
Theater. Discharged from Military Service on 14 November
1945 at Camp Blanding, Florida.
OBITUARY: From The White Deer News, White Deer, Texas;
Services Held for William Luster Jr., 72, In Pampa.
Graveside services were held for William Mirt
"Bill" Luster Jr., 72 of Pampa on Monday, June
29, at the White Deer Cemetery, in White Deer with Rev.
Monte Kreis, pastor of First United Methodist Church in
Booker officiating. Arrangements were made by
Carmichael-Whatley Funeral directors.
Mr. Luster was born on Feb. 3, 1926, in Empire City, OK.
He was reared in Skellytown and enlisted in the U.S. Army
Air Corps four days after the Attack on Pearl Harbor. He
served with the 5th Air Force in the Pacific theater
participating in the Philippines Campaign and the Battle
of New Guinea. He was honorably discharged at the end of
World War II and returned to Pampa in 1946.
Mr Luster worked in the Oil fields around Pampa working
for Cree Drilling, Baker and Taylor, Leonard Hudson
Drilling and others.
He was preceded in death by a son Johnny Eugene Luster of
Lakeland, Florida. Survivors include three sons, Darell
Luster of White Deer, Larry Luster of Broken Arrow, Okla,
and David Luster of Pampa, and by six grandchildren and
two great granddaughters. The family requests memorial be
sent to the Golden Spread Council of the Boy Scouts of
America in Amarillo.
More About WILLIAM MIRT JR (LITTLE BILL) LUSTER:
Military: 1942, U.S. Army WW II, So. Pacific Comd, New
Discharge: 14 November 1945, Camp Blanding, FL
Occupation: Oil Field, Driller-Roughneck
Place of Burial: 29 June 1998, White Deer Cemetery, White
Deer, Carson Co., TX
iii. JESSE HOWARD II LUSTER, b. 06 February 1927, Boler
Camp, Empire City,
Stephens Co., OK; d. 09 July 1928, Boler Camp, Empire
City, Stephens Co., OK.
More About JESSE HOWARD II LUSTER:
Place of Burial: Little Dixie Cemetery, Empire City,
Stephens Co., OK.
iv. BETTY LOU LUSTER, b. 04 June 1929, Skellytown, Carson
d. 04 June 1929, Skellytown, Carson Co., TX.
More About BETTY LOU LUSTER:
Place of Burial: White Deer Cemetery, White Deer, Carson
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