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Henry Peyton Luckett

Male 1926 - 2017  (90 years)

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  • Name Henry Peyton Luckett 
    Born 20 Oct 1926  Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 May 2017  Houston, Harris, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 

      Henry Peyton Luckett

      Henry Peyton Luckett was born the 20th of October 1926, in Alexandria, Louisiana, to Anna Bell Luckett and David Stanford Luckett. He passed into the nearer presence of his Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday the 18th of May 2017, after a prolonged illness.

      Henry attended Tulane University, graduating in the Navy V12 program. He then went on to active duty, serving the latter stages of World War II. Following his service, he attended LSU graduating with a masters degree in mechanical engineering. During this time of his life, he met, fell in love with, and married Evelyn Sanford Luckett. They enjoyed a marriage of 68 years. After graduation, he began a long career working for Exxon. Their home base moving from Shreveport to Houston in 1961, his career with Exxon took them all over the world, spending time in The Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, and California. Later in his life, Henry became friends with, and began working for Dan Duncan, finally retiring in his early 70's.

      Henry is a Christian and was a lifelong Episcopalian. He and Evelyn joined St. Martin's Episcopal Church in the early 1960's. They were very involved in the life of the parish and its outreach. He served as an usher, on the Vestry, and on stewardship campaigns. In his later years, Henry served the ministry lovingly known as "the blanket ladies." The ladies fashioned baby blankets and Henry delivered them to newborn babies at Ben Taub Hospital.

      Spending time with family and friends, especially outdoors, was always a great enjoyment for Henry. Duck hunting, fishing, golf, and tennis were his favorite activities in which to connect with others. He was always happy; a humble, sweet spirit, who was ever ready with a kind word or a joke.

      A great joy in Henry's life were his two children, four grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. His eyes would light up in the presence of his little ones.

      He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Sanford Luckett; his parents; his sister, Anna Luckett Rhodes; and his daughter, Nan Luckett Williams. He is survived by his brother, David Stafford Luckett and his wife Janice; his son, Dr. Henry Peyton Luckett, Jr. and his wife Marilyn; his grandchildren, Elizabeth Williams Dwyer and her husband Alexander, Casey Williams Hedges and her husband Will, Peyton Gray Luckett and his wife Med, Lacey Luckett Kruger and her husband Chris; great-grandchildren, Henry and Caroline Hedges; Alexander, Lila, Juliet, and Willoughby Dwyer; Peyton, Mason, and Emmy Luckett; and Maggie and Nellie Kruger. He is also survived by his son-in-law, Willoughby Claiborne Williams, Jr. and his wife Mary; and nieces Lark Luckett Johnson, Lauren Luckett Cavins, Lyn Luckett Smith.

      A memorial service is to be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Thursday, the 1st of June, at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road in Houston, where the Rev. Mary E. Wilson, Senior Associate Rector for Pastoral Care, is to officiate.

      Immediately following all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the adjacent Bagby Parish Hall.

      In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests that's gifts in memory of Henry Luckett be directed to St. Martin's Episcopal Church, or to the charity of one's choice.

      "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39

      Published in Houston Chronicle on May 28, 2017
    Person ID I23807  Dickinson
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2019 

    Father David Stafford Luckett,   b. 1 Aug 1891, Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1979, Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
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    Mother Anna Mary Bell,   b. 16 Oct 1904, Baskin, Franklin, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1994  (Age 90 years) 
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    Family ID F7368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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