June 2, 1955 – May 8, 2020
Victor Llyod Lukenbaugh was born June 2,1955 to Delores Jean and Glenn Lukenbaugh in Enid, Oklahoma. He passed from this life on May 8, 2020 in Fort Smith, AR at the age of 64. He graduated from high school in 1973 with a full scholarship in music to Philips University. His entire life was spent loving and playing music. He moved to Oklahoma City in 1974 and to Chicago in 1985, heavily involved in the music scene of both cities.
In 1990, he returned to Oklahoma City where he became a member of “Black Oak Arkansas'' - a role he fulfilled for 30 years. Shortly after, in 1995, he joined “The Judge Parker Band'' from Fort Smith, AR, and played with them for over 25 years. Throughout his musical career, he shared the stage with many, including Molly Hatchet, Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foghat, Savoy Brown, The Oakridge Boys, Pat Travers, and Greg Allman. A gypsy soul, he traveled the country playing in 48 states (except Alaska and Hawaii), also playing internationally throughout Canada and Europe. Considered to be one of the greatest storytellers by his family and friends, he was a lover of life and novelty.
He was preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Jean Lukenbaugh. He is survived by his daughter Paige, and her husband, Forest Stanley of Yukon, OK; his daughter Jessica “Peanut” Lukenbaugh of Oklahoma City; his sister Lana Lukenbaugh Billings of Enid, OK; his brother Scott Lukenbaugh of Enid, OK; his grandsons Korbin and Romeo (of whom he was so proud); and by his “Ellie Mae”, Eleanor Sharp of Fort Smith, AR.
Cremation will be under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, AR- Services are postponed due to COVID-19.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Play it Again Arkansas (firstname.lastname@example.org)- an organization that allows public school students to access gently used and/or repaired instruments through their local band directors.
Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com
- Paige Stanley and husband Forest, Daughter
- Jessica “Peanut” Lukenbaugh, Daughter
- Glenn and Jean Lukenbaugh, Parents (deceased)
- Lana Lukenbaugh Billings, Sister
- Scott Lukenbaugh, Brother
- Korbin and Romeo, Grandchildren
- Eleanor Sharp, “Ellie Mae”
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May 13, 2020
I first met Vic several years ago when he played a gig at my bar with Judge Parker. We quickly became good friends. Later, he moved to our place in Fort Smith for almost a year. He was always helping out around the yard, even though we told him not to worry about it. We had many long conversations on my patio. We will miss him greatly!
May 13, 2020
I remember Victor being a big Beatle fan back in grade school. He had a nice set of Ludwig drums. RIP!!
May 12, 2020
Life will not be the same without you but I am forever great full for the years you spent here at my home we shared some wonderful times and you will always be apart of my Little Peace of Heaven here on earth it is truly a Honor to be your friend . I sure will miss you saying ( At Last I Have Found You ) . I love you my Friend I will keep celebrating your life telling stories of some crazy things we done together. Until we meet again my Friend
Tammie Aka "Honey Pie" Poe
May 12, 2020
There are no words to describe just how amazing you truly were.
As I've said before, you were not of this world, but I'm so glad you were here to bless so many of us with what was "You".
I will be forever grateful for you.
I love you, Maestro and will miss you more than I can express - but will live my life as a testament to who you were.
Love and condolences to family, bandmates and close friends.
May 12, 2020
I just loved listening to the music,he was a top shelf drummer.RIP fly high!!🎵🥁🎼