William L. "Will" Luck
Meigs, GA - William L. "Will" Luck, 73, passed away on June 3, 2018 at the VA Hospital Hospice Unit in Lake City, FL.
A native of Brooklyn NY, he spent his youth in South Florida. He served in the United States Air Force as a Medical Corpman and afterward worked as a respiratory therapist before beginning his life's work as a visual artist. Well known among contemporary Outsider Arts circles, Will brought joy to thousands of people with his colorful paintings which he said were about "what it means to be human." He said many times that art is the spirit made real, and his vibrant, generous spirit shines through in his collective body of work.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Evelyn Luck. Will is survived by his wife, Carolyn Flowers; stepdaughter Claire Diao, her husband, Joe Diao, and grandchildren Caleb, Penelope, and Xavier Diao of Orange Park, FL; brothers Richard (Candy) of Panama City, FL, and George (Joyce) of Crawfordville, FL; a sister, Theresa Luck (Lyle Palmer) of Hollywood, FL; nephews Scott Luck and Richard Luck, and nieces Terri Luck, Nicole Sheheane, and Tammy Luck.
A Celebration of Will's Life will be held at a future date, to be announced.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Jun. 8, 2018.