Thomas Ray “Fluke” Fluckey, 79, Jasper

Thomas Ray “Fluke” Fluckey, 79, of Jasper, died Friday, November 23, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Toldeo, Ohio, October 28, 1939, to Carl and Susie (Rohlman) Fluckey. He was raised in Jasper by Eugene and Susie (Rohlman) Kunkel.

Fluke was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of American Legion Post 147 and the Forty and Eight. He retired from Sternberg Automotive Group and Bohnert Shell in Jasper. He was a past member of the Jasper Moose and Jasper Outdoor Recreation, an avid Indiana University basketball, Jasper Wildcats, and New York Mets fan, and enjoyed going to car shows, building model cars, and spending time with his grandchildren and his dog Henry.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Fluckey; three daughters, Tammy Hayworth and husband Bert, Loogootee, Shelley Truelove¬† and husband Keith, Otwell, and Shari Morrison and husband Chuck, Jasper; two sons, Tim Fluckey, Jasper, and Karl Gene Fluckey, Washington; 10 grandchildren, Chris and Kyle Hayworth, Tommy and Zachry Fluckey, Brittany, Dakota, Chase, and Kaitlyn Truelove, and Cole and Cassidey “Rollie” Morrison; and two great-grandchildren, Harper Hayworth and Logan Hale.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one grandson, Daniel Morrison, and one brother, Carl Fluckey.

Friends may call from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel. Memorial contributions can be made to Disabled American Veterans, the Lange Fuhs Cancer Center, or to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Father William Traylor will officiate and American Legion Post 147 will conduct military rites. Burial will follow at a later date.

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