William G. Luke III, 70, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, September 28, 2012. He was the son of the late William G. Luke, Jr. and Margaret E. Harris of Rochester, NY. He graduated from Arkansas College and did post graduate work at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT. William taught at Fairfield Country Day School in Fairfield, CT for 13 years before relocating to Yorktown, VA in 1980. He continued to teach in area schools until his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking, aviation history, animals, water sports and volunteering at Mary Immaculate Hospital.
William is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Barbara Winburn Luke; his children Bryan W. Luke and his wife Michelle of Newport News; and Elizabeth Luke of Williamsburg; a grandson Thomas; He is also survived by his sisters Sandra Stephenson of Tucson, AZ and Barbara Bareham and her husband Harry (Jim) of Waynesboro, VA, his step mother Marjorie M. Luke of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and brother-in-law William E. Winburn, Jr and his wife Anita of Grafton; and many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. His faithful companions Opie and Buffy
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Wellspring United Methodist Church in Williamsburg with Pastor Edward Hopkins officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
, 11835 Canon Blvd, Suite A-102, Newport News, VA 23606, or to the Peninsula SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.