Thomas C. Luckett Sr., 73

Published 3:50 pm Thursday, December 27, 2012

DECEMBER 27 – Thomas C. Luckett Sr., 73, better known as Tom, T.C. and Big Tommy, was called home Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Tom was a former roller figure skating champion, a self-employed contractor, master mason, woodcraftsman and in his retirement, the Wii bowling champ among his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing the drums and singing in various country music groups over the years, providing entertainment to those that loved to dance. Most of all, he was beloved teacher and mentor known as Daddy and Papa.

He is survived by his children, Tommy (Linda) Luckett Jr, of Palm Bay, Florida, Brigitte Petersen of Bedford, Crystal Luckett Cheely (Tony Solomon) of South Hill, and Gwendolyn Michelle (Gene) Clapper of Kenbridge; stepchildren, Bob (Vickie) Hamrick of Richmond, Donna (Keith) Hamrick Traylor of Prince George, and Marie Hamrick and Terrell, Nikko and Tiffany of Cumberland; grandchildren, Joshua Luckett of Straits, NC, Kristin and Tyler Cheely of Dolphin, Alyssa Reynolds and Tommy Clapper of Kenbridge, Ryan and Courtney Clapper and Bradley and Cameron Solomon; sister, Pat (Bobby) Riddle of Blackstone; uncle, Milton (Margaret) Owen of Richmond; close bud and cousin, Rick Mizell; nieces and nephews and furry grandson, Jack Luckett. He was predeceased by his parents, William Arthur and Helen Luckett, his first wife, Virginia Lambert Luckett and his second wife, Linda Gentry Hamrick Luckett.

A service honoring Mr. Luckett's life was held Saturday, December 22, at Victoria/Lunenburg Community Center, Victoria.

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The family wishes to thank everyone that tended to Mr. Luckett's care during his hospital stays at Community Memorial Center, Henrico Doctors Hospital-Parham and Kindred Hospital, and his home aide, Denea White. You were one of a kind, big guy. No more pain, Daddy, we love you!

Condolences may be sent to Echols Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Emporia, was in charge of arrangements.