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Earnie Luce

Oct. 4, 1951 - Jan. 7, 2020

Earnie Luce, Council Hill resident, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 in Council Hill, Oklahoma at the age of 68. He was born on Thursday, Oct. 4, 1951 to Clarence Eugene and Lorene (Barrick) Luce in Duncan, Oklahoma.

On Sunday, July 5, 1981 he married the love of his life, Annie Jean Johnson in Durant, Oklahoma.

He loved fishing, hunting, camping, watching “Street Outlaws” and was a big OU fan.

Earnie was a bull rider and a softball player.

He coached and umpired but most of all “raised a lot of kids” while enjoying this part of his life. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.

Earnie was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Faye Houston; his brothers, Jerry Luce and Benny Trent; his sisters-in-law, Joyce Luce and Elaine Luce.

He is lovingly survived by his wife of the home, Annie Jean Johnson Luce of Checotah; his children, Chasty Roosenberger of Ft. Gibson, Scott Luce and his wife Cindy of Texas, Brian Luce of Texas, Gabby Garrison and Joshua Kaulay of Checotah and youngest son Alex Wayne Luce; his four grandchildren, Heather, Daisy, Devon and Ryleigh and one great-grandchild, Juliette.

Earnie is also survived by his brother, Valton Luce of Checotah; his brothers-in-law, Jimmy Sherrill and his wife Betty, Clyde Brandt and his wife Rose Marie; his sister-in-law, Cynthia Luce; his nephew, Eric Cross and family; his nieces, Sheila Childress and family, Angie Luce, Kristy Wilson and family, and Stefanie Flud and family, his nephew, Jerry Eugene Luce and family as well as other extended family and a lifetime of friends.

Viewing was held from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020 with his family greeting friends from 4-6 p.m. at Garrett Family Funeral Home.

Services celebrating the life of Earnie were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at First Assembly of God Church with Reverend Bud Shackelford and Reverend Dan Barrick officiating.

Committal prayers and interment followed in Greenlawn Cemetery under the personal direction of John Garrett.

Scott Luce, Brian Luce, Josh Kaulay, Craig Wilson, Jimmy Flud, Jerry E. Luce, Eric Cross and Alex Luce served as Casket Bearers.

Seth Flud, Kayson Flud, Jerry E. Luce, Jr., Zach Carter, Taylor Hawkins and Valton Luce served as Honorary Casket Bearers.

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The family of Earnest “Earnie” Lee Luce entrusted his care, services and burial to John & Kim Garrett and the dedicated staff of Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service 311 SW 2nd Checotah, OK 74426 (918) 473-2244.

McIntosh County Democrat

300-A S. Broadway
Checotah, OK 74426
(918) 473-2313