Bobby Phillip Luckie was born Oct. 26, 1939 in Greenville, Ala. to Richard and Alma (Parker) Luckie. Although he was called Bobby or Phillip by family most of his life, his customers and closest friends knew him simply by “Luckie”. He passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011, in Dallas, after a brief battle with colon cancer, at the age of 71. He married the love of his life, Mary Allene (Sowell) Luckie, on Aug. 6, 1958. She left him to be with the Lord on April 28, 2010. He missed her more than words could express. The one bit of peace the family has, is we know that he is reunited with his one and only true love. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Roger Lee Luckie. We rejoice in their reunion and celebration of all being together again.

“Luckie” owned and operated Luckie’s Auto Repair that he established in 1980. He was a dedicated and hard worker that put his customers first and was always willing to give a helping hand or a helpful word of advice. Socializing was a joy to him, he never met a stranger, always helped those in need, and bought a hungry soul a meal several times during his life. He had a heart of gold and was a true man of his word. He loved his family and had worked his whole life to support them. He enjoyed hunting, camping and most of all fishing. He spent many of his final days sitting and relaxing, enjoying time with his son-in-law, Jeff, fishing and boating. He loved to talk and tell stories, especially about the big one that got away, a story that was told every time he got home from a fishing trip. Working from the age of 15, his only job has been in the mechanical field. He worked for dealerships, private companies, but never found his true niche until he and his wife opened their own shop and wrecker service. Even after handing the shop down, and selling it to his son Richard Luckie, he ran the wrecker 24 hours a day until October of last year. He was dedicated and worked until he was physically unable to continue and then he fought the fight of all fights against colon cancer. His fight was brief but fierce, he fought the battle with all he had. He was one courageous man.

Survivors include three sons, Terry Luckie and wife, Mary Ann, Richard Luckie, Bobby Luckie; one daughter, Linda Luckie-Alaniz and husband, Jeff; grandchildren, Christie (Luckie) Kubitz and husband Randy, Chelsi Luckie, Phillip Schreiber, Justin Luckie and Richard Davis. He also left behind two great-grandsons that were his complete pride and joy: Peyton Luckie and Wyatt Kubitz.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2011, at South Prong Baptist Church in Waxahachie.

Family and friends will gather at the home of his daughter, Linda Luckie-Alaniz after the service, at  937 Dry Branch Rd. in Forreston for food and fellowship.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

www.bozemitchellmckibbin.com.