Luther Wilson Lott, Sr.

Published 12:04 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Funeral service for Luther Wilson Lott, Sr. will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2009 in Blanchard St. Denis Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Rush officiating. Burial will be in Memory Lawn Cemetery in Natchitoches, La. Visitation was held Monday, November 30, 2009 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from 8 a.m. until service time in the funeral home.

Mr. Lott, 81, of Natchitoches, La., passed away Friday, November 27, 2009, at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in Natchitoches.

Mr. Lott was a native of Picayune. He was a veteran having served his country in the U.S. Navy and later graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi. He got his start in the oil business with Cities Service Oil Company in Miami, Fla.. His territory eventually included South Arkansas and North Louisiana. He was offered a distributorship with Mobil Oil Company in 1965, moved his family to Natchitoches, and started what would eventually become Lott Oil Co.

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Over the next 30 years, Luther and his son, Buddy grew the business from a single truck and two employees to a regionally diversified company. Luther and his wife, Gwen enjoyed dancing and taking trips with their travel club. He was filled with pride and joy as a husband, father, and grandfather. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Natchitoches.

He was preceded in death by: a daughter, Martha Glynn Chapman; grandson, Jacob Theodore Lyons; his parents, Prentis Albert Lott and Verna McRee Lott; and his first wife, Betty Ladner Self.

He is survived by: his wife, Gwendolyn Batten Lott; one son, Luther Wilson ‘Buddy’ Lott, Jr. and wife Kim Mourad Lott of Natchitoches; step daughter, Katherine Hyams Lyons and husband Donald of Dacula, Ga.; two step sons, Harry T. Hyams, IV of Hindsdale, N.H. and John David Hyams of Lafayette, La.; six grandchildren, Michael Mourad Lott, Kathryn Camille Lott, Emily Christine Lyons, Cheryl Renee’ Hyams, Harry Taylor Hyams V, and Hayden Hallbach Hyams; three sisters, Faye Bounds of Picayune, May Necaise and Billie Wilkerson both of Jackson, Miss.; two step-sisters, JoAnn Mitchell and Ruby Nell Walker both of Pineville, La.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, 508 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457 or the United Mitochrondial Disease Foundation, 8085 Saltsburg Road, Suite 201, Pittsburg, PA 15239.

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