William Forrest "Bill" Luckett Jr. (1930 - 2017)

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A Bardstown resident, William Forrest "Bill" Luckett Jr., 86, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at his residence. He was born Sept. 17, 1930, in Marion County to the late William Forrest Sr. and Margaret Ann Spalding Luckett.
During his early life he served two tours of duty in the U.S. Navy. Bill was employed by General Electric Appliance Park for 19 years, while also selling cars at the Sympson Motor Company. In 1967, he began his journey to becoming a well-known realtor and soon after started the Bill Luckett Real Estate & Auction Company. Bill was also a partner in the Luckett & Luckett Insurance Company, and during that time he served on the Kentucky Democratic Board Association. Bill served as Nelson County Master Commissioner for 20 years, during that time he served as vice president of the Kentucky Master Commissioner Association for one term. After much involvement with Nelson County, he retired as the last master commissioner in the state of Kentucky that was not required to have a law degree.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his grandson, Jude Patrick Luckett; three sisters, Evelyn Schilling, Mary George Cody, Frances Marie Luckett; one brother, Spalding Luckett; three brothers-in-law, Wally Schilling, Bill Cody, Ignatius Ballard and one sister-in-law, Evelyn Luckett.
He is survived by his sweetheart of 65 years, Mary Wahseka Mudd Luckett of Bardstown; one daughter, Gloria Luckett (Chuck) Smith; three sons, William Forrest" Billy" Luckett III, Joseph Sidney (Kristie) Luckett, Patrick Stuart (Jenny) Luckett all of Bardstown; four sisters, Cecilia Ballard of Loretto, Rita (Ed) Demyan of Louisville, Betty (Mike) Canan of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Audrey Luckett of Mt. Washington and two brothers, Bobby (Ursula) Luckett of Lexington and Jay L. (Arva) Luckett of Prospect. Bill is also survived by nine grandchildren, Charles Rapier (Maggie) Smith III, Lesley Smith, Brittany Luckett, Morgan Luckett, Katelyn Luckett, Matthew Luckett, Hayden Luckett, Gabe Luckett and Owen Luckett and three great-grandchildren Addie Smith, Charlie Smith and Lee Marie Luckett.
Mass of Christian burial was at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral with Reverend Terry Bradshaw celebrant and Reverend Joseph Batcheldor con-celebrant. Interment was in St. Joseph Church Cemetery. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Flaget Cancer Center, 4359 New Shepherdsville Road, Bardstown, KY, 40004.
Whether he was at the racetrack, having coffee at Pat's Restaurant, spending time with his sweetheart, Wahseka, being a loving father to his four children or spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren his time here on earth impacted many, and he will be deeply missed.
Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Springfield Sun on Sept. 20, 2017
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