World War II vet, newsman John All dies at 89
John Luther All, a longtime editor and manager with the Charleston daily newspapers, died Monday. He was 89.
Born Dec. 4, 1923, in Summerville, he was the son of Luther L. All and Dallie Woodard All.
After graduation from St. Andrews Parish High School, he served in the Army during World War II and attained the rank of sergeant. He graduated from The Citadel in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in modern languages.
All began his career with The Evening Post in 1957, first as a crime news reporter, then as a metro desk copy editor. He became the computer systems editor in 1976, and continued in that role after becoming the assistant metro desk editor in 1979.
In 1981, he became the systems manager with the paper’s computer services department and remained until his retirement in 1990. He played a key role in facilitating the system required to make the transition from typewriters to computers.
All also held positions with The News and Courier, but the majority of his 33 years in journalism were with The Evening Post.
His survivors include his wife, Marie Downs All, son John L. All Jr. and daughters Stephanie All Goodwin and Kristi All Reagor.
A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Mount Pleasant.
Arrangements by McAlister-Smith’s Mount Pleasant Chapel.