My father’s obituary:
“William Thurston Luckey, Jr., originally from Thomson, Ga., born August 5, 1933, left this earthly home to reside with his Heavenly Father in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 29, 2009, after a six-year battle with cancer.
William was retired from sales and was founder of Lucktronic Technologies. He was an alumni of Middle Georgia College, Georgia Tech and Purdue University, and was a faithful member of East Maryville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, William T. Luckey, Sr. and Alma Luckey; and sister, Wilma. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Flynn Luckey; sons, Scott Luckey of Kansas City, MO, and Philip Luckey of Chattanooga; granddaughter, Abigail of Kansas City, MO; step-children, Carol and husband Mike Low, Nick Shipley and wife Kristy of Maryville, and Phillip Shipley and wife Candy of Social Circle, Ga.; step-grandchildren, Mikey Low of Murfreesboro, Shelby Low and Kaylee Everett of Maryville; mother-in-law, Julia Flynn of Maryville; sisters-in-law and husbands, Linda and Rev. Terry Russell, Pam and Mike Brown of Maryville; cousins and many friends.
The funeral service will be on Monday, November 30, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in Smith’s Trinity Chapel (Maryville, TN) with the Rev. Keith Johnson, Rev. Terry Russell, and Rev. David Webster officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at Grandview Cemetery (Maryville, TN) for the interment.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in William’s memory be made to East Maryville Baptist Church Building Fund, 1150 Brown School Road, Maryville, TN 37804. We would like to thank all those who prayed for him, our church family, Thompson Oncology Group, Hope for Today Cancer Support Group and Susan Johnston of Blount Memorial Hospice. Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2009 in Smith’s Trinity Chapel. Arrangements by Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, 865-983-1000. www.smithmortuary.com”