November 23, 1938 – September 11, 2019
Jimmy Carlton (Skipper) Luce went to be with the Lord on September 11, 2019. Skipper was born in Uvalde County on November 23, 1938 to Ray and Roy Nell (Lomax) Luce and spent his entire life as a resident of Nueces Canyon. After graduating from Nueces Canyon High School, he served in the Army for two years. He then married Peggy Ann Patton on July 11, 1964. Skipper worked for Southwest Texas Telephone Company for a number of years before deciding to become a carpenter. He spent his later years as a ranch foreman before retiring.
Skipper is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Peggy Ann (Patton) Luce and two children Luke Luce and wife, Cleasie of Camp Wood, and Luann (Luce) Shipman and husband, Gary Shipman of Eldorado.
Grandchildren include: Mitchell Luce of Camp Wood, Brittany (Luce) Taylor and husband, Josh of Eldorado, Reagan Luce of Camp Wood, Madison Luce of Utopia, Tori Luce of Abilene, Carli Luce of West, Cash Luce of Camp Wood, Jerad Shipman and wife, Andrea of Eldorado, Wade Shipman and wife, Brandy of Midland, Amber Shipman of Midland, and Kathryn Shipman of Eldorado.
Great grandchildren are: Samuel Luce, Eli Taylor, Emily Shipman, Kaden Key, Sebastian, Cyrus, Rachel, and Sofia Shipman.
Skipper is also survived by his brother Bill Luce and wife Robin of Montell; niece Ti (Luce) Walker and husband, Chris of Montell; and nephew, Chad Luce and wife, Ida of Alpine.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ray and Roy Nell Luce and brother, David Ray (Mickey) Luce.
A Memorial Service was held at the Hill Country Church of Christ on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Officiant Minister Bracey Keeney. Family and friends were invited to a time of visitation in the Fellowship Hall after the service. A private family burial will follow at a later date.
Skipper’s life was that of a simple, honest, hard-working man who loved the Lord and his family, and his faithful, steady presence will be missed by many.
Arrangements were under the special care of Nelson Funeral Home, Camp Wood, Texas. The family invites you to leave a condolence at www.nelsonfuneralhomes.net