Charles D. Luckhurst
Entered Into Eternal Rest
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Charles D. Luckhurst, 74, of Oneonta, NY passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at his residence. He was born in South Kortright on December 3, 1938 the son of Edward and Evelyn (Curtis) Luckhurst. He married Yvonne Ouimet on November 13, 1965.
Charlie retired from the US Air Force as a MSgt following 29 years of service. During his military career, he served in Vietnam, Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Charlie was a paratrooper and instructor. He was credited with over 100 jumps, and was a member of the renowned Air Commando Group.
Charlie was a skilled carpenter, and worked for several local contractors, including Neil Nielsen Contracting. He then went to work for M.I. Bassett Hospital in the carpenter shop outreach, from which he retired. He was a member of the American Legion Post 259, VFW Post 1206, BPOE 1312, the 6 Ward Athletic Club, and the Carpenters Local Union #19.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne O. Luckhurst of Oneonta; his children Paul E. Luckhurst of Omaha, NE, and Kim Luckhurst Terpenning of Oneonta; a brother, Eugene Luckhurst of Paradise, CA.He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Emilie (Ted) Gaisford of Oneonta and Helen Chase of Brewerton; his brothers-in-law, Norbert (Thelma) Ouimet of New Burne, NC and Joseph Campbell of Mt Vernon, TX, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
American Legion Post 259 conducted a memorial service on January 19, 2013 in the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St, Oneonta. A contingent representing the US Air Force did accord military honors.