Traverse City Record-Eagle


September 8, 2013

Luther 'Luke' Junior Thomas Died Sept. 3, 2013

WATERFORD — Luther “Luke” Junior Thomas, 65, of Waterford, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in Kalkaska County. Luke was born on Sept. 27, 1947, in Monroe, to the late James and Amanda Thomas.

He proudly served in the United States Army.

On July 1, 1966, he married his loving wife, Sherry Thomas.

Luke was an avid Detroit Lions and Tigers fan. To many he was affectionately known as “King Louie.”

Luke will be dearly missed by his wife, Sherry; four sons, Daniel (Terry) Thomas, of Kalkaska, Derek Thomas, of Waterford, Duane (Kathy) Thomas and Daryl (Amy) Thomas; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; stepmother, Bobbi Jean Thomas, of Tennessee; brother, Alan Thomas; and sister, Lois Thomas.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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