Luther V. Molina

February 20, 1928 - July 21, 2020

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Luther Molina, age 92, of Willard, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Crestwood Care Center in Shelby, Ohio. He was born on February 20, 1928, in Realitos, Texas to the late Jesus and Ramona (Villareal) Molina. He retired from Mayflower in Norwalk, Ohio, and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard.

Luther married the love of this life, Carmen Garcia, on April 28, 1950. Both Luther and Carmen were involved for many years in the Hispanic Migrant Ministry. They, along with the late Father Paul, were also part of the Prison Ministry. Luther was loved by all that met him. He was a kind and gentle soul.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his children, Gracie Dials, Efren Molina, and Ruben (Kathy) Molina; grandchildren, Jason (Kelly), Justin (Julie), Jamie (Lesley), Jeremy (Sara) Dials, Chad (Nicki) Molina, Sasha (Rich) Rondy, Ef Jr., and Natasha Molina; 14 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson; 2 brothers, Vidal and Eulalio Molina, both of Alice, Texas.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by an infant son, Luther Jr., brothers, Guadalupe, Adan and Jesus; sisters, Margarita and Felipa, and son-in-law, Hargus Dials, Jr.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Luther's services will be private. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be made to his family by visiting


Paula Karr - Aug 7, 2020
Carmen and family, May you find comfort in beautiful memories and in knowing that Luther is resting in the arms of our Lord. God bless each of you in a special way in this difficult time. Paula Karr
Juan and Kelly Esparza and Family - Aug 7, 2020
So sorry to hear about the passing of a GREAT MAN and FRIEND!! Love and Prayers to you all during this difficult time. He was a stellar role model of many things for many people and he will be forever missed. RIP
Lisa Myers - Jul 29, 2020
Carmen, Gracie, and family, I am so sorry to hear of Papa's passing. My heart is heavy. He is dearly loved and will be greatly missed. We have all been blessed to have him a part of our lives. My love, hugs, and prayers go out to you all. May God bless you and keep you in His care. All my love, Lisa Myers
Marilyn Fryman - Jul 29, 2020
My deepest condolences to your entire family. Luther was such a sweet man who always had time for anyone he came in contact with. He will be missed by many. May your memories with him bring you smiles.
Jim and Marlene Henry - Jul 28, 2020
The picture - just as I always remember him. Luther and Carmen were a wonderful, fun and special couple. I have missed seeing and talking to them at Church. Your memories of your Dad must make you smile. Our sympathy to you and your families.
Glenn Barnett - Jul 28, 2020
To allof the Molina family .So sorry for the loss of Luther. He was avery kind and loving sole. I have a lot of good memories of him. He will missed. Hold on to your memories and be comforted by them.
Katie Gibson - Jul 27, 2020
My condolences. I am honored to be able to say I took care of Luther the past two years at Crestwood. Hoping you all are being as strong as possible through these times. Prayers to you all.
Diego Resendez,Jr - Jul 27, 2020
Condolences to the Molina Family. Luther was an awesome individual. Always had a smile on his face and ready to make your day. It was my great pleasure to know Luther and to call him my friend. I will miss him dearly.
Amber H - Jul 26, 2020
Rih you sweet soul . I loved when You and your wife would come to country kitchen and eat and sit in my section . I was always inspired by your sweet love towards each other . Heaven gained a special person ! Sending love to your family during this time .
Cynthia Branham - Jul 26, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Molina family. May your father rest in peace and know that he is strong and healthy again with our Father in Heaven. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family.
- Jul 25, 2020
To the entire Molina family you have our most deepest sympathy. He was a kind and wonderful man. Ruben, I remember spending the night at your house and waking up to the smell of tortillas and eggs that Luther was making. A great cook! Fond memories. Prayers for your family, David & Jeanne Carmean
Marsha Ganni - Jul 25, 2020
Carmen, Gracie and family, Sorry for your loss. Luther’s smile, hugs and kisses will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless
Paula Bores Arnold - Jul 25, 2020
Carmen, Gracie, Efren and Ruben, I was so sorry to hear about your dad. He was always sweet and kind to me. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Todd Weatherbie - Jul 25, 2020
Rest In Peace my Grandpa Luther.
Sylvia Molina Hernandez - Jul 25, 2020
Our deepest condolences go out to Molina family! Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. May God continue to give you all the courage and strength you need to deal with this great loss!
Kimberly Grimm - Jul 24, 2020
Gracie - so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Bev Ganni - Jul 24, 2020
Carmen, Gracie and family, So sorry to hear of Luther’s passing. My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. That beautiful smile will be shinIng from Heaven. God bless
Marcia Loney - Jul 24, 2020
Kathy, You have my sincere condolences in the passing of your father in law.
Larry and Charla Dent - Jul 24, 2020
Gracie and family. We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.
Cindy Lynch - Jul 24, 2020
Dear Kathy and family. My sympathy for your loss. Luther was Such a kind and gentle man. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Jim Fox - Jul 23, 2020
So for your. He was such a friendly man. God Bless you Gracie and the whole family.
Sue & Dave Holloway - Jul 23, 2020
Luther was a kind and gracious gentleman that always greeted us with a wonderful smile. Our prayers go out to his family
Ed and Brenda Adams - Jul 23, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss. The whole Molina family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless
Sheryl Long - Jul 23, 2020
Carmen, Gracie and family, sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure this is painful but a life such as his brings many rewards. Wrap yourselves in memories.
Mary and Steve Schloemer - Jul 23, 2020
Luther had a beautiful and kind heart. Always taking time to talk and had a smile for everyone. He will be missed by many. Prayers for all the family that they feel Gods presence in their lives and find comfort in his everlasting love.
Alva Córdoba (Rodriguez) - Jul 23, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family
Julie Felix, Victoria & Marci Ruiz, Jarrid Rodriguez - Jul 23, 2020
Madrina Carmen, Gracie, Ephren, Ruben, all the Molina, Dials & extended family - We are all so blessed to have had Luther as a part of our lives! We loved him so much and yes, he ALWAYS received us with a smile & open arms no matter how much time had passed since we'd seen him. I know how much he loved my mom & dad when they were alive and how close they were and how much he missed them. He was just like my dad; always serving and giving of himself without question and truly loving everything he did & helping anyone & everyone without question. May God hold you all in the palm of His hands & heal your hearts. May He hold you closely to His heart as you adjust to his absence on this Earth. Sending our love & prayers to you all. Psalm 91 ??️?✝️??
Wendy Daniel - Jul 23, 2020
To the Molina Family - sending my deepest condolences during this sad time. May your memories bring smiles to your hearts.
Julie Cox-Bashore - Jul 23, 2020
Carmen, Gracie, Efren, Ruben and families, My prayers are with you now and in the days to follow. It was a great pleasure to take care of Luther and I loved his stories. He truly will be missed, especially that smile he had for everyone.
Anni Thompson Goodsite - Jul 23, 2020
So sorry to hear about the loss of Luther. He was such a kind man and always smiling. Prayers for all of you as you mourn his loss. May all your memories of him carry you through the difficult times ahead.
Sister Diane Hay - Jul 23, 2020
Please accept my prayers at this very difficult time. May you all know God's love and peace.
Dave and Joni Leitz - Jul 23, 2020
Ruban and family so sorry for your loss ? for you and your family
Brian Bevier - Jul 23, 2020
My Brother and all of your family, I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. But as we know, you will see him again! Although I never really spoke to him, you spoke of your father (parents) a lot, and I can see why your heart is as loving as it is my friend. May he rest in peace and you know he kept the faith and finished the race! God Bless all!
Rosemary Fabela - Jul 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Luther was loved by so many and will be missed by so many. Prayers for all of you in this time of need. Our deepest condolences to you from my family.
Janet Hines - Jul 23, 2020
Carmen and family. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Luther was such a kind and funny man. Cherish all the memories that you have made.
Rachel Ann Heideman, Elena Ramirez, Ernestine Ramirez - Jul 23, 2020
Aunt Carmen, Gracie, Ruben, and Efren, we are so sorry for your loss. Luther was such a sweet soul and was always so kind. Our deepest condolences to you all.
Jayne Dellinger - Jul 23, 2020
Carmen, Gracie, Ephrem and Ruben, I am so sorry to hear about Luther. He was one of the kindest, gentlest persons I ever met. Please know you are all in my prayers.
Paul and Susie Zdroik - Jul 23, 2020
Gracie and all the Molina family, We are saddened to hear of your dear father’s passing. He was such a kind soul. Many prayers for all of you.
Sandi, Mick Andy Michaella OBrien - Jul 23, 2020
Gracie, Efren and Ruben. I just loved Luther so much. He was such a nice person. My Dad and him were good friends and rode to Sheller Globe to work together. He was such a gentle soul. Carmen surely will miss her love. God Bless R.I.P. Luther
Linda and Mike Veletean - Jul 22, 2020
Carmen, Gracie, Efren and Ruben and families please know you are in our prayers. Such a great man that truly loved his church and his heritage. He will always be remembered.
Jolynn hampton - Jul 22, 2020
I loved Luther very much. He and Carmen were such a part of Katie's life . They both helped with the grandchildren .He will always be part of my heart. Hope he is seeing Katie and hugging on her which was so much a part of his loving nature. All that knew him loved his spirit of being God's faithful servant. My love to the Molina and Dials family Hugs Jolynn
Donna Myers - Jul 22, 2020
To the Molina Family; I send my sympathy to you at this time of great loss. Luther always had such a happy smile. He certainly was a kind and faithful servant in the migrant ministry and others he served at St. Francis Church. He will be missed.
Luis and Patsy Hinojosa - Jul 22, 2020
Tia Carmen, Gracie, Efren and Ruben, we send our deepest heartfelt sympathy. We are sure Tio will greatly be missed by all. You are all in our prayers at these difficult times.