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Luther McDaniels Obituary

Luther  McDaniels
Luther McDaniels

February 14, 1931 - December 30, 2017
Born in Carthage, Texas
Resided in Salinas, California
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Luther McDaniels, age 87, died on Friday, December 30, 2017 at Natividad Hospital in Salinas, California. Luther was born in Carthage, TX on February 14, 1931.
He was the son of the late Burlee Harrison of Salinas, CA. Luther was also the brother of the late Jimmie Lee McDaniels of Marshall, Texas.
Luther leaves to mourn eight children, Karen McDaniels Toler of Atlanta, GA, Bryan McDaniels of Plano, TX, Garnett Quarles of Seaside, CA, Rodney McDaniels of San Jose, CA, Yvonne McDaniels of Stockton, CA, Yvette McDaniels of Stockton, CA, Luann McDaniels Johnson (Allen) of McKeesport, PA, and Robyn McDaniels of Temple Hills, MD. Luther also leaves 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. He also leaves a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Luther served in the US Air Force from June 16, 1950 - December 12, 1953. During that time he served as an Airman Second Class and received an honorable discharge.

As most know, Luther McDaniels (known as Lord Luther in the music industry), began singing at an early age. He began singing with the Mitchell Brothers gospel group when he was about 11 or 12. While Luther had no musical training, he still traveled with the group all over East Texas, appearing in many gospel group "battles."
Later Luther formed a band the 4 Deuces, and they toured around the country. Their hit tune, White Port Lemon Juice, became a hit. One of the results of the popularity of "W-P-L-J" was that the 4 Deuces got to record a jingle, written by Luther, for the Italian Swiss Colony Wine company. Once the jingle started being aired, in late 1955, sales of "W-P-L-J" took off in markets outside California.
Luther played several instruments in his career but his main love was for the Keyboard. There are many songs and ballads written to his attribute and many can be found on You Tube.
In 2010 Ace Records out of the U.K. released a compilation CD called "I Am The Lord" which featured 24 songs of Luther singing in many of his different line ups including the classic 4 Deuces tracks.
A Memorial Service will be held 2:00p.m. Monday, January 8, 2018 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 West San Luis Street, .Salinas, CA 93901
Military Internment will be at 3:30p.m. Monday, January 8, 2018, California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery, 2900 Parker Flats Cut Off Rd, Seaside, CA 93955.




Memorial Service
Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Monday, January 8, 2018
2:00 PM
California Central Coast Verterans Cemetery
2900 Parker Flats Road
Seaside, CA 93955
Monday, January 8, 2018
3:30 PM