Patrick H. Luckett, Jr. (1924-2017)

Patrick H. Luckett, Jr., passed away on September 11, 2017, surrounded by his children.   He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, on December 12, 1924 to Patrick H. Luckett, Sr. and Emma Lou Humphries.

Patrick graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1942. Enlisting in the Marine Corps, he served in the invasions of Guam and Iwo Jima, where he was wounded.   He received the Purple Heart.

After the war, Pat enrolled in Baylor University.   He met Mary Eleanor Dann from San Antonio.   They were married on December 15,1946 and were happily joined for nearly 61 years until her death in 2007.

A gifted salesman with an enormous personality, Pat rose through the ranks of Rockwell Manufacturing Company. For 32 years, he worked in various capacities, retiring as Vice President of Rockwell International’s Municipal and Utilities Division.   Following his retirement, he worked for 25 years as an international marketing consultant to domestic and foreign companies in the water industry.

Patrick was a man of faith. A member at First Baptist Church in Austin, he was Chair of Deacons more than once.   He loved teaching Sunday School in the Concordant Class. After he moved to Buda, he attended St. Alban’s Episcopal Church with his family, and he made many deep friendships there.

Patrick was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor, and their youngest child, David Dann Luckett.   He is survived by his children:   daughter Lisa and husband Dr. Mike Massar of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; daughter Kathryn and husband Dr. Michael Bishop of Buda; son Alan Luckett of Lakeway.   His grandchildren are Matt Massar and wife Meredith of San Antonio; Patrick Massar and wife Kendall of South Carolina;   Dr. Meredith Massar Munson and husband Chris of Dallas;   Kara Bishop Buffington and husband Kevin of Austin; Laura Mayton Ortiz and husband Anthony of Austin; and Robert Luckett of Arlington.   Great-grandchildren are Luke, Mae, Georgia and Ellie.

A service of celebration of Pat’s life and resurrection is planned for Monday evening, September 25 at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church, 901 Trinity.   The combined choirs of First Baptist and St. Alban’s will sing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make gifts in Pat’s memory to First Baptist Church of Austin, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church of Austin, or the Marbridge Foundation in Manchaca.   Or you could just generously overtip a waitress in Pat’s memory.   He would love that.

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