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Jerome "Ken" Luckey
Mr. Jerome “Ken” Luckey, age 72, of Old Fort, North Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville. The son of the late Charles and Lucille Lytle Luckey, he was born in McDowell County, North Carolina on January 02, 1949.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, C.L. Luckey, Jr.
Ken was a graduate of Old Fort High School, and following graduation, he worked at Old Fort Finishing and then at Columbia Carolina until his health began to decline. Ken proudly served his community as a volunteer with the Old Fort Fire Department. In his spare time, Ken enjoyed playing golf and hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. Ken was a very friendly man who was well loved and liked in the Old Fort Community.
Those left to cherish his memories are two sisters, Minnie Sullivan of Asheville, North Carolina and Vivian Freeman of Hawaii; one brother, Gary Luckey of Asheville, North Carolina; three aunts, Coretha Lytle of Old Fort, North Carolina, Brenda Stewart of Charlotte, North Carolina and Minnie Scoum of Maryland; and one uncle, Dan Lytle of New York. Ken is also survived by nieces and nephews, Monesta and her husband, Alex Williams of Charlotte, North Carolina, Craig Sullivan of Marion, North Carolina, Sonja of Hawaii, Danyual Sullivan of Asheville, North Carolina and Dillard Lytle of Ohio. Following a host of great nieces and great nephews, Ken also left behind a special God child, Cole Harris of Marion, North Carolina; two best friends, Kenneth Carter of Marion, North Carolina and Karen Harris of Marion, North Carolina.
Ken will lie in state on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Beam Funeral Service & Crematory in Marion. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service with Rev. Ronnie Sullivan officiating.
The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for Ken and his family during Ken’s final journey; along with Ken's caregiver, Robin at Pelican Health in Asheville for the wonderful care she provided him.
Some say that people will come into our life with a purpose. Kens purpose was genuine and sincere. He was always at the ready to help anyone on a spin of a dime. If you needed Ken, he was not hard to find and never turned anyone away who needed his help. The name Luckey is very fitting because having Ken as family or even a friend was a lucky experience indeed. We need more Kens in this world, who is color-blind to the ways of how we must treat each other. I will miss the friendly advice, support, interesting conversations, stories about your hunting experiences and of course Old Fort itself. It was once said, that we really dont realize the value of a person and what they bring to the table until they are gone. Kens value was unmeasurable because it is how he lived his entire life. We will miss this giant of a person, whos heart was always filled with love, caring and giving. You were a Soldier, in the Army of the Lord, doing Gods work... Rest Easy!
Menesta & Alexander Williams May 24 2021 12:00 AM
When I was a child I remember "Luckey" at the Texaco in Old Fort. He was always friendly to everyone he met. Prayers for his family.
Tim Smith May 23 2021 12:00 AM
i went to school with Ken in Old Fort and worked with him at Old Fort Finishing, he was a kind and gentle person, my condolences to the family.
Wayne Kelly May 17 2021 12:00 AM
I didn't know Ken personally but have family who did and thought a lot of him.
So sorry for his family and friends.
Praying for all.
Shirley Sanders Taylor May 17 2021 12:00 AM
To all of "Luckey"s family,that's what some of us called him So sorry for your loss.Ken was a gentle giant that loved to keep others laughing. Ken will be missed
Kristie Lytle May 17 2021 12:00 AM
I am going to miss Ken, he was a good friend and i enjoyed talking to him
steve minish May 16 2021 12:00 AM