Dr. Brittain E. Lukens III, 80, of McCordsville, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017, at his home. He was born on September 17, 1936, to the late Brittain E. Lukens Jr. and Madelon (Callenbach) Lukens in Woodbury, NJ.
Brittain proudly served his country as a fighter pilot in the Air Force during peace time. He graduated from Eastern Baptist College with a BS degree, and from Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa. For 40 years, Brittain worked as a chiropractor, owning Lukens’ Chiropractic in Versailles, Ind., for 35 years, and in McCordsville for 5 years, retiring in December of 2016. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was an ordinance worker in the LDS Temple of Chicago, Louisville, and Indianapolis, and served a 2-year LDS mission as the leader of an addiction recovery group. Brittain was a member of the International Chiropractor’s Association of Indiana, and was dedicated to family, church, and chiropractic.
He is survived by his wife, Linda R. Lukens; children, Laura (Christopher) Ault, Ed (Sheri) Lukens, and Nancy Watkins; stepchildren, Sally (James) Morgan, Steven (Linda) Greenfield, Amy (Sean) Buckley, Emily (Randy) Yoder, and Katie (Scott) Nickels; brother, John (Sandra) Lukens; sister, Nancy (Michael) Gould; 29 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Brittain was preceded in death by his first wife, Loretta (Lori) Bushnell Lukens.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 27, at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Rd, in Fishers. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 777 Sunblest Blvd in Fishers, with an additional visitation one hour prior to the service. Bishop Mark Richmond will officiate.
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