New Iberia - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Iberia for Kenneth Luke, 77, who passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022.
Entombment will be private.
Rev. Mark Derise will be the Celebrant.
Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Pellerin Funeral Home and will continue on Saturday from 9:00 am until 10:30 am.
A rosary, led by the Men's Rosary Group will be prayed at 6:30 pm on Friday.
A resident of New Iberia, Mr. Luke was born on June 8, 1945 in Centerville, to the late Herbert and Yvonne Decuir Luke. He was the owner and operator of Burger Chef from 1979 until 1997 and then Hardee's from 1997 until 2010. Mr. Luke also owned a bush hogging service, rental properties and flipped several houses. He had a passion for hunting going on many hunting trips throughout the United States and dearly loved his horses and dogs. Mr. Luke never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone. He also enjoyed going to the casino, watching western movies and most of all spending time with his family.
Survivors included wife of 57 years, Barbara Tarver Luke of New Iberia; daughter, Tammy Luke-Watson (Robbie) of New Iberia; grandchildren, Justin LaBiche (fiance Kaci Hebert), Elizabeth LaBiche (boyfriend Bo Roberts), and Cody Bruton; brothers, Royce Luke of Nederland, Texas and Herbert Luke, Jr. of Nederland, Texas; half-sister, Missy Luke Tibbs of Youngsville; half-brother, Al Luke of Centerville.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Luke, Sr.; mother, Yvonne Decuir Falcon; sister, Myra Luke Wynne; brothers, Marcus Luke, and Randy Luke; and sisters-in-laws, Gail Luke and Faye Luke.
Pallbearers will be Robbie Watson, Justin LaBiche, Cody Bruton, Jerry Feller, Mike Barnett, Herb Luke, and Royce Luke.
Honorary pallbearers include Lawrence Verret, Kenneth Lopez, Bootsie Duplant, Heath Luke, Kevin Luke, Keith Luke, Jarod Mullen, Tiger Boughton, Scott Luke, Ricky Latique, Tyrone Latique, and Owen Thompson.
Pellerin Funeral Home of New Iberia, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (337-365-3331).