Mr. Rodney Russell Luckenbach, age 81, of Hiawassee passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Rod was born on December 8, 1938 in Leesburg, Florida to the late Mr. and Mrs. Leon and Mary Alice (Smith) Luckenbach. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church of Blairsville and served our country in the United States Coast Guard. He was a Sergeant in the Los Angeles Police Department before retiring and moving to the mountains of Hiawassee, Georgia. Rod enjoyed working around his yard making certain it was always beautiful, woodworking, and loved his little dogs. He also loved to spend time watching television with his granddaughter, Corrina. He was a funny and entertaining man who enjoyed doing things like going along on "girls" lunches, but mostly because he liked to eat and especially enjoyed desserts.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Mary Alice Luchenbach. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Hesseling Luckenbach; daughter, Catherine Luckenbach; sons, Mark and Michael Luckenbach; sister, Laura Davis; grandchildren, Corrina, Lauren, Brooke, Elijah, Sebastian and Tristan Luckenbach.
Banister-Cooper Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Rod Luckenbach.
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