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Arthur H. Lucksinger

Obituary for Arthur H. Lucksinger

May 10, 1934 - June 1, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 84

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Arthur H. Lucksinger was born on May 10, 1934 in Coleman, Texas, and passed away on June 1, 2018, with family by his side. Life during the Great Depression was hard, and as a child, Art earned money by picking cotton at the going rate of 50 cents per day. In high school he played center on May High School's six man football team. His graduating class consisted of only seven students.

As a young man, Art realized that hard work and an education were his best route to the life he wanted. So, at age 17, he left home for Austin and The University of Texas. Art paid his own way through college, working three jobs while attending classes. It was there in 1952 where he met his future wife, Rose Hanania, on a blind date. Rose graduated and moved back to Houston to begin her career as a teacher of Language Arts. Art bought his first car and started driving back and forth to visit her on the weekends. He remained undeterred by Rose's traditional Lebanese parents and phalanx of six sisters. Persistence paid off and in 1956 Art graduated with a degree in Business Administration and soon married Rose.

Art had two dreams for his future life: to become a great provider and to have a family that he could love and support. He succeeded on both counts. Upon graduating from the University of Texas, Art began a career with Texaco Inc. where he worked for 38 years. After retirement, he soon began a second career as a Realtor with Keller Williams in Katy, Texas. Art and Rose had three children, Gregg, Kimberly and Kristen, and later delighted in the arrival of five grandchildren who they shamelessly doted on.

Art was an avid reader, primarily of Westerns by Louis L'Amour and Larry McMurtry and spy thrillers by Alistair MacLean and Robert Ludlum. He also enjoyed collecting G. Harvey paintings. Any football game could capture his interest whether it was a high school rivalry, his beloved Texas Longhorns or the Dallas Cowboys. He loved John Wayne films even if he sometimes fell asleep in the middle.

During the last 15 years of his life Art was beset by a variety of serious medical problems which ultimately robbed him of his ability to walk, caused quite a bit of pain and greatly decreased his hearing and vision. Despite these challenges, Art continued to look outward, always more focused on his family than himself. Whenever hospitalized, he worked diligently with his therapists so that he could return home as quickly as possible.

Art is preceded in death by his parents Fred Anthony and Lorna Grace Lucksinger, his sisters Lorna Celestine Arbuckle and Patricia Ann Lucksinger and his brother Fred A. Lucksinger Jr. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rose Hanania Lucksinger, his son Gregg Hudson Lucksinger, his daughter Kim Rees, her sons Ben and Luke and their father Duane Rees, and his youngest daughter, Kristen Schmidt, her husband Brad and their daughters Kendall, Kaitlyn and Kaileigh.

Visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. with services at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made in Art's name to Alzheimer's Texas, 7719 Wood Hollow Drive, #157, Austin, Texas 78731.

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  • Memorial contributions may be made in Art's name to Alzheimer's Texas, 7719 Wood Hollow Drive, #157, Austin, Texas 78731.

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3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
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