William G. “Bill” Luker, 94, of Albion, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at his residence.

He was born on Jan. 14, 1923 in Yell County, Arkansas, the son of Arthur and Zodie (Turner) Luker. Bill married Audrey (Belcher) Luker and she preceded him in death.

Bill faithfully served his county in the United States Army during World War II. Bill loved his family and treasured the time he spent with them. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing. 

He was a Master Mason at the Masonic Lodge #41. In Bill’s free time he was an amateur radio operator. Bill worked at Snap on Tools for fifteen years as a welder. He will be missed by his family and all who knew him.

Bill will be remembered by his three sons, Glen (Beverly) Luker of Albion, Scott (Kelly) Luker of Hartford, Connecticut, and Carl Luker of New Albany, Indiana; one daughter, Carrie Farris of Lexington, Kentucky; grandchildren, Tim (Stephanie) Luker, Stacey (Mason) Moore, Tara Kessler, Jeffery Shown, Michael Luker and Patrick Luker; nine great-grandchildren; and special friend, Rowena Raber.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Billy Luker; one brother and two sisters.

In keeping with William’s wishes he will be cremated and no formal services will be held.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Bill’s tribute wall and leave condolences for the Luker family, please visit

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