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Obituaries

August 27, 2013

Luther ‘Luke’ Wilson Pearcy

Oct. 4, 1922 — Aug. 26, 2013

COMANCHE — COMANCHE — Luther “Luke” Wilson Pearcy, of Comanche, peacefully passed away Monday evening, Aug. 26, 2013, in Duncan. He was 90 years old.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Luke was born Oct. 4, 1922, in Vernon, Texas, to Rosco and Jessie Pearcy. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Luke served as a squad leader of the 23rd Infantry 653.

He was a World War II veteran, who saw action at Normandy Beach, France and Rhineland. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars.

Luke and Esther Thatcher were united in marriage April 16, 1990, in Duncan. Luke had lived in Comanche for the last 25 years. He was an active member of the VFW, and also a member of the Red River Riding Club.

Luke retired from Johnson Oil Company, and was also a retired rancher. Luke’s favorite pastime was spending time with his family. Holidays were a very special time in the Pearcy home. He loved his dogs and horses — He is now riding his beloved horse, Phillip, across Heaven’s green pastures.

Survivors include his wife, Esther of the home; his children: Judy Scott and husband Scotty, Wichita Falls, Texsas, Norma Cullar, Comanche, and Sharon Cain, Comanche; 10 grandchildren: Michelle Pearcy, Jean Wall, Sharon Rounds, Karren Manley, Trisha Matlock, Ray Green, Perry Green, Michael Green, Cortnie Siess and Jacobi Cain; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Pearcy; his parents; five brothers and sisters: Elvis Pearcy, Juanita Hurt, Johnny Pearcy, Robert Pearcy and Raymond Pearcy; and other relatives and friends.

Online condolences may be sent to comanchefh@pldi.net.

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