Charles D. Luckhurst
ONEONTA — Charles D. Luckhurst, 74, of Oneonta, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at his residence.
He was born in South Kortright on Dec. 3, 1938, the son of Edward and Evelyn (Curtis) Luckhurst.
He married Yvonne Ouimet on Nov. 13, 1965.
Charlie retired from the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant 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 General 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 6th Ward Athletic Club, and the Carpenter’s Local Union No. 19.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne O. Luckhurst of Oneonta; his children, Paul E. Luckhurst of Omaha, Neb.., and Kim Luckhurst Terpenning of Oneonta; a brother, Eugene Luckhurst of Paradise , Calif. 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 Bern, N.C., and Joseph Campbell, of Mount Vernon, Texas; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The American Legion Post No. 259 will conduct a memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan.19, 2013, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta. A contingent representing the U.S. Air Force will accord military honors.
Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.