John R. Fluker, Jr., of Lawrence, Kansas passed away suddenly on March 26, 2019.
Memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Inurnment will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence.
John was born on February 7, 1951 in Washington, DC and grew up in the United States, India and Thailand. He studied Commercial Art at the University of Kansas from 1970 – 1974, then moved to New York City, where he spent 20 years in the hotel industry before returning to Lawrence. He had a lifelong love of the graphic arts, and was an expert in military history, particularly naval history, in which he amassed an outstanding library. He worked as a fact-checker and wrote occasional pieces for military history publications.
He is survived by his sister, Jameela Lanza, sister Julia Fluker and her husband Keith Kutch, and brother James Fluker and his wife Tanya, and by his nieces Anne, Katherine and Mary Fluker.
Memorial donations in memory of John can be made to Kansas Advocates for Better Care, www.KABC.org