James W. Luker Jr. • August 28, 2019
James Wilbur Luker Jr. (Jimmy), 59, was born on December 19, 1959 in Pensacola, Florida to
Wilbur and Carolyn Luker.
Jimmy graduated from Pine Forest High School in 1977. He played football all four years and
received the Offensive Lineman Award his senior year. Jimmy continued his passion for football
at Nichols State University for an additional year.
Jimmy was a Union Pipefitter with 30 plus years of service before retiring in 2012.
Jimmy was an avid football fan. He was a movie buff always watching bonafide westerns such
as Tombstone and Lonesome Dove. He loved to cook and feed everyone… this was his
greatest expression of love. He had the biggest heart and wanted to help anyone in need. That
compassion was also shown in his deep love for animals, especially his dog Harley.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; Clarence and Annie Mae Luker,
and his maternal grandparents; Otho Chancy and Pauline Chancy Edwards.
He is survived by: his loving wife Martha, children Adrienne and Cody Luker; parents Wilbur and
Carolyn Luker, sister Chancy Smith (Jerry), nephews J.D. Smith (Summer, Brady & Haley) and
Luker Smith; and a large extended family and friends.
Pallbearers will be his cherished friends: Danny Hatter, Tommy McAdams, Frank Jernigan,
Scott Wicker, Kenny Lacey, and Chuck Edgar.
Jimmy fought a long and courageous battle with cancer until he was called home by his
heavenly Father on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. We take comfort in knowing that Jimmy’s
salvation has promised him a life of peace and happiness for eternity. He was surrounded by
family and went peacefully in his sleep. We are so thankful that God has healed him
completely, and he is in pain no more.
Visitation on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Pensacola Memorial Gardens
Chapel. Funeral is Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10:00 AM with graveside services immediately
The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support throughout this entire journey.
We ask for your continued prayers and support in the days to come.
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