John Luther All Sr., age 89 , husband of Marie Downs All, of Mount Pleasant, SC, died Monday, July 29, 2013. John was born December 4, 1923 in Summerville, SC to the late Luther and Dallie Woodard All. He graduated from St. Andrews High School and following graduation served in WWII completing his service to his country as a Sgt. in the U.S. Army. He was devoted to his wife of 59 years, the former Marie Downs. Together they raised three children. John was a 1949 graduate of the Citadel and enjoyed a life-long journalism career with the then Charleston Evening Post as a Systems Editor. He was instrumental in establishing one of the first computer systems at the newspaper. John was the youngest paid musician in Charleston with a long standing musical career. He authored “A Stately Heritage” a history of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church. His family remembers him as an unconditionally loving husband, father and grandfather. In addition to his wife, Marie, John will be deeply missed by: his daughter, Stephanie All Goodwin (Bobby) of Charleston, SC; his son, John “Chip” Luther All, Jr. (Tysh) of Mount Pleasant, SC; and his daughter Kristi All Reagor (Randy) of James Island, SC; his former daughter-in-laws, Kathy Tomassello (Joe) of Charlotte, NC and Kelly Van Fleet (Mark) of Ellicott City, MD. John was a special grandfather “Grundy” to his precious grandchildren: Shane Goodwin, Mason All, Adin All, and Ava Reagor. John will also be missed by his sisters: Enid Kilpatrick of Charleston, SC; Edith Crosby of Walterboro, SC and Grace Harmon of Ocala, FL. He was predeceased by sisters: Sybil Hahn; Thelma LaTorre; and Alvada Ward. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at McAlister-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, MT. PLEASANT CHAPEl. Funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, August 2, 2013 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 604 Pitt Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC with burial following at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens. A reception will be held in his honor immediately following the burial at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, MT. PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1520 RIFLE RANGE RD., MT PLEASANT, SC. Visit our guestbook at charleston. Tags: 1949

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