OBITUARY

David Luther "Luke" Wildeson

September 30, 1928January 10, 2020

David L. “Luke” Wildeson, 91, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020.

He worked as a dispatcher for Dixie Warehouse, a sales representative of manufactured housing, and delivered newspapers for the Courier Journal. He attended Briargate Presbyterian Church, was a member of VFW Post 1181, and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He had a passion for breeding and raising cockatiels.

Luke was preceded in death by the mother of his children Mary Jo, his second wife Blanche, and a son Leonard Wildeson. Survivors include his daughters Paula Howard and Teresa Curl; a son, David Wildeson; nephew, Terry Basham; grandchildren Jess, Brittany, Natalie, and Taylor; 4 great-grandchildren; and his loving companion Laverne Avery.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm Friday at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 3601 Taylor Blvd. A memorial gathering of friends of family will be Friday from 2:00 pm until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • FAMILY

  • Luke was preceded in death by the mother of his children Mary Jo, his second wife Blanche, and a son Leonard Wildeson. Survivors include his daughters Paula Howard and Teresa Curl; a son, David Wildeson; nephew, Terry Basham; grandchildren Jess, Brittany, Natalie, and Taylor; 4 great-grandchildren; and his loving companion Laverne Avery.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Memorial Service Friday, January 17, 2020

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Terry Basham

January 14, 2020

Uncle Luke loved to tell stories about when he was a boy growing up in Pennsylvania on a large farm, and his time in the service during the Korean War. He was part of an American time that is gone forever. He was Mayberry with Andy.

Elaine Klein

January 14, 2020

I just remember talking to him on the phone for the first time and him telling me how much he thought of my mother, LaVerne Avery! He was so nice and funny! Made me laugh every time we talked! My aunt, Pat Cook, who worked with him at Dixie Warehouse, said he was such a nice and caring man! He really was to my Mom! She thought the world of him. He will truly be missed. 😢 So sad for the loss, but know he is in a much better place now and feeling great! We will see you again one day, my friend! 😘🙏🏻

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY