Edward Hays Luck, 90, of Collegedale, TN went to heaven early Sunday morning June 27, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, James K. Luck and Ruth Hays Luck and his brothers James K Luck, Jr. and Felton Luck.
Ed is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sally Stevens Luck: his daughters Margaret (Dan) Jones and Ellen (Richard) Rogers: five grandchildren, Sara (Chris) Vaughn, Stephen (Meaghan) Jones, Staff Sargent Vasya (Sarah) Jones, twins Noah Edward Rogers and Gabe Willard Rogers; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Ed grew up in Americus, GA. and graduated from Americas High School where he was captain of the football team. He went to GA Military College for one year and then GA SouthWestern College for two years. He then served his country for four years in the navy during the Korean conflict. After leaving the navy, he moved to Atlanta to finish his college at GA State. Ed joined the choir of Grace Methodist Church and there he met his future wife Sally, who was a school teacher in Decatur, GA. Ed and Sally spent most of their married life in Atlanta with three years in Knoxville, TN during which time he was with Shell Oil Co. In his later years, he became a furniture representative for several furniture companies, traveling the state of GA. He was so well liked by the retail furniture store owners that they selected him salesman of the year in 1984.
Both he and Sally loved music and Ed sang in several choral groups and Barbershop chorus. He loved his Savior, Jesus Christ, and served in his church as both a deacon and an elder.
Ed was devoted to his family and was his wife’s caregiver for over forty years, as she developed a progressive post polio disability. After retirement, they moved to Sun City Hilton Head where they did a lot of volunteer work and made many friends. They loved to travel and visited forty-five states and a number of European Countries and took several cruises, all with Ed pushing a wheelchair for Sally.
As their health deteriorated, they had to leave their beloved Sun City and move to Chattanooga to be near their daughters. Ed adored his family and had fun with his three generations of descendants. They will miss him very much.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations my be given to the Alzheimers Association.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00pm Wednesday, June 30th at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.
A celebration of his life will be held at 12:30 on Thursday, July 1st at Heritage Funeral Home, followed by burial at Chattanooga National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest with full military honors. The celebration of life service will be conducted by his family members.
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