Dr. Brittain E. Lukens III, 80, McCordsville, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at his home. The son of the late Brittain E. Lukens Jr. and Madelon (Callenbach) Lukens was born Sept. 17, 1936, in Woodbury, New Jersey.
Brittain proudly served his country as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force during peacetime. He graduated from Eastern Baptist College with a B.S. degree and from Palmer Chiropractic College, Davenport, Iowa. For 40 years, Brittain worked as a chiropractor, owning Lukens' Chiropractic, Versailles, for 35 years, and in McCordsville for five years, retiring in December 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 two-year LDS mission as the leader of an addiction recovery group. Brittain was a member of the International Chiropractors 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 is Friday, Jan. 27, from 4-8 p.m. at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road, Fishers. Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 777 Sunblest Boulevard, Fishers, with an additional visitation one hour prior. Bishop Mark Richmond will officiate. Condolences: www.randallroberts.com.
Published on January 25, 2017