Stacey Alan Luke

May 3, 1969 ~ September 30, 2023 (age 54) 54 Years Old

Stacey Luke Obituary

Stacey Alan Luke, age 54, of Springfield, KY passed away at 7:45 a.m., Saturday, September 30, 2023 at the V.A. Palliative Care Center in Lexington.

He was born on May 3, 1969 in Madison, Indiana.

He was a member of the Community Bible Church in Monroe, Michigan and attended Fordson High School in Dearborn, MI. Stacey enjoyed fishing, hunting, football and being outdoors. At the age of 13 he was the Junior State Championship Chess player in Michigan. He served in the United States Army as a communications officer during Desert Storm while stationed in Korea. Following his service in the Army he received his two year associate technology degree and was employed by ITECH as a fiber optic installer.

In 2015 Stacey started a website called “Peter the PTSD Penguin”, a site setup to help veterans who were thinking of committing suicide, a help page for Veterans and others who suffered from PTSD as he did. He encouraged others by sharing this advice from the Penguin, “Dive into life, find warmth among friends, appreciate snow days, take long walks, stand together, go the extra mile, keep your cool”.

He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Jean Grubbs Esper of Springfield.

In keeping with his wishes cremation was chosen and a graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 10th at the Lebanon National Cemetery with Kristin Gallagher, officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Stacey’s memory may be made to PTSD Foundation of America for Veterans.

Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside Service
October 10, 2023

1:30 PM
Lebanon National Cemetery
20 Hwy 208
Lebanon, KY 40033

Burial of Cremains with Military Honors
October 10, 2023

Lebanon National Cemetery
20 Hwy 208
Lebanon, KY 40033


PTSD Foundation of America
9724 Derrington Rd, Houston TX 77064
Tel: 1-832-912-4429

Donations may be made to the address above or the website above...Thank you.


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