Luke Hedlesky, 37, passed away on October 30, 2023. He was born on September 16, 1986, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Steven Hedlesky and Dianna Lynn Dearden.
Luke was a skilled warrior, gardener, and fisherman alike. A kind soul, a patient father, and a caring friend. He served honorably in the line of duty when called upon, both in combat overseas and in the civilian world.
Unfortunately the traumas one may face in the civilian world combined with the terrors of war and addiction have claimed many great men as well as men with flaws.
He had made mistakes in his life, but he himself was never a mistake, and he was always worthwhile.
Let us always remember that he was more than a man with flaws who made mistakes, but rather a loving father, brother, and son. A fishermen and a good man torn between the life of a warrior in a garden and the life of a gardener kept at war. He had lost his path along the way, only now to have found his way home.
He will be missed, is loved, and what life lessons he had to offer will be taken with us.
Those left to cherish his memory are his parents Steven Hedlesky and Dianna Lynn Dearden, his siblings Drew Hedlesky; Wade Hedlesky; Taylor Hedlesky; Andrew Hedlesky, Philip Hedlesky; Emily Hedlesky, his son Trevor Hedlesky, and his girlfriend Bianca Renee Fowler.
He was preceded in death by his Grandfather Mike Hedlesky, his Grandmother Wanda Hedlesky, his Uncle David Hedlesky, and his Uncle Michael Hedlesky.
A Memorial Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday, November 6, 2023 in the Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles Chapel, located at 4321 Lake Street, Lake Charles, LA. Cremation has been entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation OR the Autism Society of America