Mr. Luce was born May 13, 1927 in Latexo to Bart and Mary Sims Luce. He was self-employed painter and had previously worked for Vulcraft. Mr. Luce was a member of the Union Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Jo Luce, of Grapeland; daughters Myra Musick and husband Barry of Grapeland, Melba Wortham and husband J.W. of Tyler, Kathy Lumbrerez and husband Daniel of Grapeland, Barbara Bowman and husband Ken of Henderson and Debra Rowden and husband John of Grapeland; son Dean Luce and wife Nola of Grapeland; brother Arlon Luce of Grapeland; 18 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.
Interment followed In McCarty Cemetery.
Pallbearers were his grandsons; Marcus Musick, Eric Wortham, Jason Wortham, Justin Lumbrerez, Nicholas Lumbrerez, Derek Bowman and Jeremy Rowden.