Services for Barkley Luce, 74, of Frankston, and formerly of Palestine, will be at 2 p.m. today at Bailey & Foster Chapel with the Rev. Don Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in McCarter Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster, Palestine.
Mr. Luce died Thursday night at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.
He was born March 6, 1936 in Grapeland to Barney Moore and Verna Jeanette English Luce.
Mr. Luce was a self employed paint contractor for many years in Palestine and surrounding counties. He was an avid Grapeland Sandies fan and loved fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carroll Luce and Buford Luce.
Mr. Luce is survived by his wife, Jean Luce of Frankston; sons, Paul Luce and wife Annette of Lufkin, and Brandon Luce and girlfriend Shelly Odom of Frankston; two sisters, Martha Kaudelka and husband Rudy of Palestine, and Janie Jordan and husband Jackie of Lufkin; two brothers, Billy Luce and wife Lenora and Winston Luce and wife Eddie, all of Palestine; seven grandchildren, Cody Luce, Morgan Luce, Maurice Luce, Breanna Luce, Stormi Luce, Kristin Loya and Carly Luce Mack; one great-grandson, Caiden Luce; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Stewart Luce, Jeff Luce, Derrick Kaudelka, Logan Luce, Cody Luce and Jimmy Luce. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Luce, Jamie Luce, Danny Luce, Rudy Kaudelka, Jeff Jordan, Joey Ives and Tony Ives.