Luther Cornelius Kearney

Luther Cornelius Kearney

October 27, 2022, 98, Goldsboro –

Luther Cornelius Kearney, 98, passed away at his home on Thursday, October 27, 2022. Born in Greene County, he was the son of the late James Franklin Kearney and Mittie Webber Kearney.

In addition to his parents, Luther is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Graves Kearney; and siblings, James Franklin Kearney, Jr., Elizabeth Kearney Sauls, Rachel Kearney Pelt, Sudie Kearney Darden, and Joan Kearney Allen.

Luther had a keen and deep appreciation for the United States Military. Having served in the Navy and Marine Corps, Luther’s patriotism was deep-rooted in his heart. Luther loved gospel music. Luther and his late wife, Dorothy, could often be found at gospel sings. In his free time, Luther enjoyed spending time outdoors working in his vegetable garden.

At this time, no formal services have been scheduled.

Luther is survived by his children, Samuel Cornelius Kearney, Dennis Ray Kearney and wife, Lori, and Janice Kearney Hatch; grandchildren, Kimberley Jackson Vinson, Eric Ray Hatch, Jessica Kearney Smith and husband, Scott, and Melissa Kearney Sasser; great-grandchildren, Danielle Price Roberson, Brandon Matthew Hatch, Payton Skylar Hatch, Riley Scott Smith; and great-great-grandchildren, Hadleigh Pearson and Zoey Roberson.

The family request that memorial donations be made in memory of Luther to:
Freedom Baptist Church
300 Country Day Rd
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Arrangements have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence, please visit