Meridian Star

October 11, 2013

Don Herschel Luke


The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     Services for Don Herschel Luke will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Creighton White and Rev. John Branning officiating. Burial will follow in Coy Methodist Cemetery in Preston with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Luke, 69, of Preston, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.

    He was born in Philadelphia and was a longtime resident of Preston. He graduated from Lynville High School in 1962 and attended East Mississippi Junior College. He worked as a diesel mechanic in the Azores Islands for 18 months.

In 1966, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served four years active duty in numerous places.  Mr. Luke worked several years with his father in road construction and retired after 28 years with Kansas City Southern Railroad. He was a member of Coy United Methodist Church.

     Survivors include his wife, Donna Luke of Preston; daughters, Candi Luke Jenkins of Preston and Christina Luke Harper and her husband, Ray of Preston; son, Donnie Luke and his wife, Lisa of Preston; five grandchildren, Jayden Luke Jenkins, Cassidy Rayven Jenkins, Ashton Tristan Luke, Maggie Marie Cumberland and Lundy Grace Harper; mother, Florine Luke of Preston; sister, Cheryl Wilson and her husband, James of Preston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Mr. Luke was preceded in death by his father, Herschel E. Luke and brother, Phil B. Luke.

    Visitation will be held Saturday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home.