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James Wilton Luck, 1919-2002

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The Rev. James W. Luck, 82, died in the Lord, March 4, 2002. Jim began his ministerial career in the Virginia Methodist Conference in 1959 as the associate pastor at Ramsey Memorial, Richmond. Subsequent pastorates served were Bridgewater, Shenandoah, Shenandoah-Stanley, Shady Grove in Henrico, Ebenezer in Suffolk, Corinth in Sandston, and Trinity in Newport News.

Jim graduated from Randolph-Macon College, Duke University Divinity School, and did postgraduate studies at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond. He was a member of the National Phi Beta Kappa Association, the National Association of Social Science, Pi Gamma Mu. As a participant in the Industrial and Commercial Ministries (ICM) he served the Henrico Police Department and the Newport News Police Department. He served five years in the U.S. Army during World War II.

   Jim is survived by his wife, Joyce Hollins Luck; a son, James Wilton Luck Jr. and his wife Jane; grandchildren Eric Luck and wife, Tammy; and Christopher Luck; sisters Ruth Kobylinski, Setheline Jones, Carolyn Luck, Jerry Wright, and Jackie DeRosier.

— Joyce Hollins Luck



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