Charles A. (Chuck) Luckett 83 of St. Cloud, FL formerly of Marion passed away August 4, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. Chuck was born in Ridgway, IL on June 10, 1933 to Laura and Joe Luckett. He graduated from University of Notre Dame (Class of 55) with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Chuck served his country in the US Army and was stationed in France. Coming home he worked briefly for the Illinois Department of Transportation before starting his own company and embarking on a long career in Highway/Heavy Construction with Superior Structures. He served the Southern Illinois construction industry as President of the Egyptian Contractors Association and was also a Past President of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Illinois.
Chuck married Marilee Appino, of Christopher, IL and together they shared almost 60 years together. Chuck always enjoyed being outdoors on the lakes and cheering on the Fighting Irish! He was an avid fisherman and after retirement also took up golf. He was a proud member of SI Bass Busters, St. Joseph's Parish, a charter member of Marion Knight of Columbus Council 6210 and the Williamson County 4th Degree Assembly.
Chuck is survived by his wife Marilee, son Dirk, wife Lydia and granddaughter Sarah of Richardson, TX, son Erik and wife Jalayne of Marion, IL, daughter Teresa, husband Steve Bracken, grandson Sean and granddaughter Stefanie of Zionsville, IN, son Neal, wife Stacee, grandsons Cody and Kegan of Marion, IL and was predeceased by his parents Joe and Laura and his sister Joanne Hish of Ridgway.
Visitation will be held at Mitchell Hughes Funeral Home on Monday, August 8th from 5 pm – 8 pm, prayer service at 5 pm. Funeral service will be Tuesday, August 9th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s Church in Marion with Monsignor Thomas Flach and Father Richard Mohr presiding.
Memorials may be made to either St. Joseph's Building Fund or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959 and at the church on the day of the service.