Rev. Robert A. Luke Sr.

Rev. Robert A. Luke, Sr.

ST. LOUISVILLE: A Celebration of Life Service for Rev. Robert A. Luke, Sr., age 73, of St. Louisville, will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Kromer officiating. Burial will follow at Wilson Cemetery.

Rev. Luke was born in Canton, Ohio on April 13, 1940 to the late Charles T. and Betty Irene (Kover) Luke. He passed away at his residence on January 10, 2014 while surrounded by family.

Rev. Luke was a devoted minister and evangelist. He often held revivals and led many people to the Lord. He enjoyed playing the guitar, singing and was an avid reader of the Bible. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He had a great sense of humor and loved spending time with his wife and family.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Sue Ann Luke, whom he married on March 23, 1960; four children, Teresa Collins, Robert A. Luke Jr., Ramona (Shawn) Rochelle and Diana Brown; two brothers, Charles and Carleton Luke; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his best friend, Andrew Collins.

Memorial contributions may be made to Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058-9909.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home, 179 Granville Street, Newark on Monday, two hours prior to the funeral service, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Visit www.CrissSchoedinger.comt to share a special memory or to sign an online guest book.


Funeral Home

Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service
179 Granville Street Newark, OH 43055
(740) 345-9714

Published in the Advocate on Jan. 11, 2014