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Bill L. Luke, age 72, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at the home of his sister following an illness.
Bill was born on Oct. 21, 1945, in Joplin, the son of the late Forest E. and Mildred (Lowery) Luke Sr. He has been a lifetime area resident
Bill was a driver for Fleming Foods for 27 years and ended his career driving for Unisource Worldwide before retiring.
He married, Sharon Matchell on Nov. 19, 1970. Sharon preceded Bill in death on Aug. 4, 2014.
Together they raised three sons, William L. Luke, of Neosho, Carl Jennings, of Wichita, Kan. Additional survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Van Volkinberg, of Joplin, and Barbara Twenter, of Joplin; and a grandson, Dalton Bridges. He was preceded in death by a son, Colin Jennings; a brother, Forest E. Luke Jr.; a sister, Mildred.
Services have been scheduled for 10 a.m.Friday, Jan. 26, at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. Burial will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 - 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the mortuary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Published on January 24, 2018
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