Clyde W. Luikart
Rainelle-Clyde W. Luikart, 87, formerly of Alderson and Belle, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at Heartland of Rainelle, Rainelle, following a long illness.
Born Sept. 7, 1915, at Nettie, he was the son of the late Walter and Estella Luikart.
Mr. Luikart graduated from Webster Springs High School and Clarksburg Business School. He then served as a sergeant in the Army Air Forces during World War II. After discharge he worked for the Dupont plant at Belle for 36 years before retiring and moving to Alderson. He loved to grow a garden, be it vegetables or flowers. He had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed life to the fullest.
Mr. Luikart was a member of the Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson and was a former member of the Belle Baptist Church, Belle.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his first wife, Nina Luikart, two brothers, Owen Luikart and Durward Luikart; and sister, Daphene Purkey.
Survivors include: his wife, Kathleen Harper Luikart of Rainelle; three nieces, Barbara Jones Yonak of Wheeling, Deborah Marshall of Connecticut and Doris Hall of Florida; three nephews, Gary Luikart of Ridgeby, Walter Luikart of Glen Dale and David Luikart of Wheeling; two stepdaughters, Cloe Caldwell and husband, Ed of Procterville, OH and Alice Smith and husband, Dean of Orient Hill; three stepsons, Daniel Harper and wife, Rhonda of Danese and Bobby Harper and wife, Mary of Washington state and Terry Harper and wife, Kathy of Missouri; 12 step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 4, at 1 p.m. at the Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson with the Rev. Alvie Edwards officiating. Entombment will follow at the West Virginia Memorial Mausoleum at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.