Don’t cry because it’s over smile because it happened – Dr. Seuss.
We will smile for the privilege we had to know William R. Luck.
William Robert Luck was born August 15, 1930 to Gustave R. and Berniece Pitchford Luck. He joined a big brother, Gustave Luck, Jr.
He was baptized and accepted Jesus as his Savior.
Bill joined the Navy six days after his graduation from Selinsgrove, PA High School, June 1947. He served his country until May 1952.
Bill worked for the Department of Defense at Olmstead AFB, PA, until 1965 transferring to HAFB, UT. He retired in 1985 as a Unit Supervisor in F16 Logistic Support.
He married Karen Crase Earl in 1984. They enjoyed a marriage of love and contentment together.
He completed his bucket list of traveling to all 50 states. Bill was able to fulfill his dream of owning “a place on the lake”, when he bought a home in Forsyth, Missouri. While in Forsyth, in 1995, he caught a 25 lb Brown trout, the second largest in Missouri at that time.
Bill was given the name Grandpa Honey by his grandkids, he was everyone’s Honey. They would describe him as the sweetest, best grandpa anyone could ask for. He was always up for a game, traveling, reading stories, baking, drinking coffee, singing, and fishing. He had a heart of gratitude and was full of grace. He was kind and loving unconditionally.
Bill is survived by his wife, Karen; children, Marilyn (Ed), John (Sharon), Julie (Roy), Michael (Jen), Lisa, and Paige (Travis); 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two sons that passed at birth.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday form 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Primary Children’s Medical Center.