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The Rev. Canon George E. Luck

12 mai 193323 juillet 2020

On May 12, 1933, George Edmund Luck Jr. was born in Houston, Texas, to Allene Hakenjos Luck and George Edmund Luck.

Growing up in Fort Worth, he attended Pascal High School, where he played quarterback, and he hit a hole in one when he was fifteen. George loved riding his horse, Polly.

Eventually he fell in love with the girl who lived across the street, Jane Amantha Marti and they were married on Thanksgiving Day, 1954. Feeling a call to become an Episcopal priest, George went to seminary at Philadelphia Divinity School. George and Jane took great joy in raising their son, the Very Reverend George Thomas Luck, their son, David Michael Luck, and their daughter, the Reverend Mary Louise Luck Stanley. George and Jane grieved the deaths of their two infants, Mary Katherine and Diane Louse. In October of 1983, Jane Luck, who was beloved by many, died after a prolonged struggle with Diabetes.

Much to the joy of his children, George met and fell deeply in love with Diana Nelson Fricke. She was a rebel like him, an advocate for social justice and the needs of the vulnerable, and a faithful Episcopalian who would eventually get ordained as a Deacon in the Episcopal Church. They were married on May 30, 1987 and shared a pastoral ministry to many in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, and especially to the clergy. George had a loving relationship with Diana's children, John, Mark, and Steven Fricke, as well as their spouses and children. Both George and Diana treated each other's children and grandchildren as their own.

George loved The Episcopal Church, was ordained priest in December of 1958, and in the sixty-one years of his priesthood, he served as Vicar of the Church of Our Merciful Savior, Kaufman, Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Forney, Episcopal Chaplain at the University of Texas, Arlington, Assistant Rector at St. Alban's Church, Arlington, Vicar and Rector of St. William Laud Church in Pittsburg, Associate Rector at St. John's Church, Dallas, Rector of St. Christopher's Church, Fort Worth, Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Rockwall, and Interim Dean and Honorary Canon at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Dallas. George was a professor at the Anglican School of Theology and the Stanton Center for Ministry for more than forty years, teaching Old Testament, Spiritual Theology, and serving as a spiritual director to many. George loved going to the mountains, traveling, playing the guitar, and singing blue grass music. He enjoyed listening to classical music and reading history and theology.

The Reverend Canon George Luck died in the peace of our Lord on July 23, 2020. He is survived by his wife, the Reverend Canon Diana Luck, the Very Reverend George Thomas Luck and Jane Lewis, David Michael Luck, the Reverend Mary Luck Stanley and the Reverend Mark Stanley, John and Tammy Fricke, Mark and Vicki Fricke, and Steven and Tamara Fricke, as well as George's beloved grandchildren, Jack Stanley, Hannah Stanley, Kristen Shef, Jessica Klooz, Chelsea Fricke, Brian Fricke, Dani Fricke, Shannon Baxter, Ian Baxter, and Ryan Baxter. His great-grandchildren include Serenity Baxter, Michael Johnson, Kaia Shef, Asher Shef and Delilah Shef.

The Burial Rite will be for family only, and will be streamed live at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2020. To access the live stream, https://www.facebook.com/WeAreResurrectionPeople/

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Matthew's Cathedral, 5100 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75206 or episcopalcathedral.org.

Services

  • Funeral Mass

    lundi, 27 juillet , 2020

Souvenirs

The Rev. Canon George E. Luck

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ENVOYEZ CONDOLEANCES
Karen Covington-Yow

5 août , 2020

Uncle George was a true servant and man of God. A great husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. Rest well, Uncle George.

Kimberly Clayton

5 août , 2020

Rest In Peace, good and faithful servant. You have run the race and it is now complete. We will miss you Uncle George!

MAREA WHITE MEADOWS

27 juillet , 2020

George and Diana lived next door to my Mom and Dad for many, many years, and were wonderful neighbors to them. George and Diana were gracious to me and my family when both of my parents were sick in the hospital and later when each of them passed away, George will be missed as a neighbor and as a friend.
Marea White Meadows

Debra Vela

26 juillet , 2020

Father Luck and Deacon Diana are very precious to me. They were so instrumental in my formation as a Deacon. I have always called them our “treasure .” Thank you Fr. Luck and Deacon Diana for all the teachings and love you have given us. It has been my honor and privilege to be your student. Much love Debra

janis adams

26 juillet , 2020

A year of your wonderful lectures opened my eyes to the wonders of the Old Testament. You have enriched my life in so many ways. You will be deeply missed.

Gerald Sevick

26 juillet , 2020

He is one of the very few I considered him as a true spiritual father to me. His wisdom guided me through so much as I sought to be a faithful priest. May Light perpetual shine upon him.

Susie Thompson

26 juillet , 2020

Fr. Luck was at St. John's for many years where my family went. He is as much a part of my life as anyone else. He counselled me through a very rough time when I was 23 years old and helped me move on. I think of him often with great affection and gratitude.

Sandra Steinbach

25 juillet , 2020

It is sad to lose John Lewis and George Luck in the same week. Both almost holy men with a twinkle in their eye. George had a strong influence on my life and I will miss his friendship and wise counsel. He was devoted to his loving fun family and teaching was his passion . He loved his life!! I will remember him as a man who could see both sides of every conflict but he definitely had his side!

Olivia Barstow

24 juillet , 2020

If it were not for Fr. George and Diana when they arrived at Holy Trinity by the Lake Episcopal Church in Rockwall, I would not have had the joy of serving as a chalice bearer. Fr. George supported my dream and Diana and I became the first female chalice bearers at the Rockwall Church. I also was fortunate to serve as senior warden of the Holy Trinity Vestry during his time as rector. He was a very special priest, teacher and friend to so many people who were lucky to be in his life. He will be sorely missed. I send my love and prayers to Diana and the family.

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