There’s a Pac-Man Gravestone in a Cemetery near Flint, Michigan
There's an unusual grave marker in the Thetford Township Cemetery in Clio, a suburb of Flint, Michigan. It may look familiar if you've ever been inside an arcade. Michael Leroy Luther's headstone is is a replica of an authentic Pac-Man video game.
A Big Fan of the Game Pac-Man
Michael Leroy Luther was a resident of Mt. Morris who worked for General Motors here in the Flint area and needless to say, was a huge fan of the game Pac-Man. According to Michigander Man, he was also an amateur video game distributor here in Michigan, distributing coin-operated game consoles to businesses around the state.
It was in the early 80s while Luther worked as a video game distributor that he fell in love with the Pac-Man franchise. In fact, he loved the game so much, he became known to family and friends by his nickname, Pac-Man.
Props to Michigander Man who took the time to visit Luther's gravesite in the Thetford Township Cemetery, however, he loses a couple of Michigander points for his pronunciation of Clio.
A Fitting Memorial for the Man That Loved Pac-Man
Sadly, Luther passed away on October 29, 2007, just about a year after retiring from General Motors. His sister Lisa decided to honor her brother's memory by designing a grave marker that represents an old-school Pac-Mac Arcade game.
As you'll see in the video below, the headstone is engraved with a Pac-Man playing field, Luther's signature, and the poem 'The Bridge Builder by Will Allen Dromgoole.