Luther Thompson Jr came into the world on October 24th, 1946. Born to Luther Thompson Sr and Marion Murray Thompson in New York City. He was the eldest of three brothers Jimmy Lee and William (aka) Amar Thompson, who have all preceded him in death.
After high school Luther worked as a bank teller, he would later joke that being so close to the money was too tempting and he promptly resigned. He went on to work at New York Presbyterian hospital as a respiratory therapist later becoming a delegate and union organizer fighting for the rights of his fellow members!!!.
Luther was then assigned to Mount Sinai Hospital as a union organizer for local 1199 where he led members in a fierce strike marching, yelling, and even throwing eggs at scabs all for the union members that had entrusted him to provide results.
When management saw his leadership powers, they offered him a position in human resources with a lot of thought and encouragement from the members he fought for he accepted the job and continued to work tirelessly for them.
In 1987 Luther left Mount Sinai to begin a career at the united states post office, where he continued to fight for members rights as a Chief Steward, advocate, Mentor and friend until the very end.
Harlem Summers: Summer time was Luther's favorite time of year he hated being cold. Luther was an avid paddleball player you could find him on the court from sun up to sun down, He played in tournaments all over the city and even abroad.
Though his location changed his competitive spirit continued after moving to Newark new jersey he could still be found hosting BBQ's in the community and taking his friends money in a spades OR chess game.
Luther was a lot of things to a lot of people, whether he was working for P.A.L providing a safe space for children or at H&R getting you back as much money as he possible or advocating for members as a union rep when you met him, he made an impact, well respected in any community he was a part of.
Luther died on Tuesday morning December 29th 2020 after a battle with cancer. He leaves to mourn him his Daughters Lacey D Thompson Lennox Desiree Marion Thompson, his step daughter Elizabeth "Neicey" Murphy his Grandson Raheim Jaylen Brown, The mother of his children Lillian Murphy and a host of close friends.
REST WELL DADDY JOB WELL DONE.
Loved by all, Luther was a very busy man. You can rest now.
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