Luke Thomas Hoyer

October 25, 2002February 14, 2018

Luke T. Hoyer, 15, of Parkland, FL passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Luke was born in Louisville, CO on October 25, 2002. Luke was a quiet young man with simple tastes: basketball, video games, chicken nuggets and anything sweet. He loved his family, his dogs and his friends. Luke didn't need to say much; just having him around made the room feel warm and welcoming. His smile and good nature will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved him. We will continue to feel his presence in our hearts and souls. He will always be our Lukey-Bear. Surviving Luke is his loving parents Thomas and Gena Stroud Hoyer, a sister Abby Hoyer, a brother Jake Hoyer, his Maternal Grandparents Janice and Eddy Stroud, his Paternal Grandparents Richard and Ann Hoyer, his aunts and uncles, Ron and Joan Cox, Jim and Joan Tucker, Susan and Paul Cooper, Sally and Tim Button and Pat Hoyer and his cousins, Trey Cox, Grant Cox, Anna Tucker, James Tucker, Mathew Button, Grace Button and Zachary Button. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 2:30 P.M. until 5:30 P.M. at Church by the Glades, 400 Lakeview Drive, Coral Springs, FL, 33071. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Church by the Glades. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Luke’s memory may do so to Voices for Children of Broward County, 401 E Las Olas Blvd #130, Fort Lauderdale, FL 3330, or at


  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 18, 2018

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, February 19, 2018


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Bridgette Beinecke

March 22, 2018

Dearest Family, Friends and Classmates of Luke Hoyer.
This Saturday I will be holding a poster with a picture of Luke as I march with all those who are coming together in Austin, Texas to seek the end of gun violence.
I am joining a group of my friends who are part of Buddist Action Now. I will be walking in silence in order for people to see Luke rather than me. I will be holding this poster with the greatest respect for Luke and for each of you.

I do not want to do anything that would increase your pain. If you would prefer that I not use his photo, please feel free to post your preference on this site and I will check back before Saturday morning. The photo is the one used by the press to identify him.

As a parent of two adult sons, I can only imagine the depth of your grieving. Please know that I am holding you compassionately in my heart and mind.
Luke's spirit inspires my resolve to do my part in preventing such a deep loss and expressing the need for a change in the gun laws.

After the June 2015 shooting at the Emmanuel AME Church, I sent a Haiku poem to dear friends and the citizens of Charleston S.C. I am writing a new one to put beneath Luke's photo. Here is the one for Charleston.

prayer vigil
hearts swarming
seeking infinite peace

With a bouquet of MENTAL HUGS,
Bridgette B.

Amber DeFord

March 22, 2018

I knew Luke. There was a time where I talked to him every single day but more recently it was only every once in a while. No one who knows him personally knows who I am because I met him online about 2 years ago. When I saw his face and heard his name on that list I cried for days without stopping. I have started to be involved in the efforts for gun control in my state. I miss talking to him, I wish I could have said more. I hope that no one ever has to go through the loss of a friend or a loved one due to a shooting ever again.

Camille Marro

March 6, 2018

My heart hurts everyday. I wish I could reverse this for your family. I pray everyday for you and keep Luke in my thoughts. I know he is around you still shining his light and beauty. My prayers are with your family.

Christian Touhey

March 6, 2018

We will never forget you Luke.

March 5, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. R.I.P. Luke

Josie Little

March 4, 2018

My deepest condolences to your family and your son, Luke. I am a freshman myself, and share the same birthday as Luke. I can’t imagine what this pain is like, to lose a child. I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and now every single year of my birthday, which is on October 25, Luke will forever be in my heart. I remember when I talked to Luke on instagram, and he was being so sweet. He will forever live on and so will all the other 16 victims of the Florida shooting. RIP Luke Thomas Hoyer. I will never forget the day we started talking and became friends. You will be missed by not only by hundreds, but by thousands, and millions. Rest In Peace, Luke. Your legacy will live on forever. You will be missed.😞😞😢😢❤️❤️

Tangela S

February 27, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family of Luke Hoyer. May the precious memories of the time spent together with your son, brother, grandson and cousin help ease the pain of your loss. Take comfort knowing that in the near future, tragedies like the one that ended the life of Luke too soon, will be no more. Psalms 37:10 & 11

Barb, Alan, Matthew and David Rosenbaum

February 26, 2018

Gena and Tom , Abby and Jake, we were horrified to realize that you lost Luke in this senseless act of terror. Our hearts and prayers go out to you as you mourn and know that we are thinking of you all at this time .


February 26, 2018

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.Praying for all of you.


February 26, 2018

I'm sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences, hope you are comforted by this few words. you will be able to see Luke again.(ACt 24:15) I will keep the whole family in my prayers.