Luke James Kunkle

November 30, 1993 ‒ November 01, 2020

Richwood, Ohio

Luke James Kunkle, 26, of Richwood, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at home. He was born November 30, 1993 in Columbus to Robert J. Kunkle and late Cherri L. Sheets.

Survivors include one daughter, Lacie; one stepson, Jensen; maternal grandmother Arleen (Late Gary Fickle) Fickle; maternal grandfather, Steve (Cathy) Sheets; mother of his child, Breanne; godmother, Jessica Dickson; best friends since childhood, Roger Cooper, Matt Benedict, Eric Hesson, Wayne Brekhus, and Jay Vogt; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, family members and friends. Along with his mother, Cherri, Luke is preceded in death by one uncle, Michael Silver.

Luke loved life. He loved to joke and prank his loved ones and friends. It was almost his way of showing affection towards you. He loved family vacations, to the point he wanted to live in the Bahamas, writing poems and lyrics. He loved all kinds and aspects of music.

A Service to honor his life will begin at 10:30 am, Tuesday, November 11, 2020 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr, Delaware, OH 43015, with burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday at the funeral home. The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Kunkle family. To share a condolence or leave a favorite memory, please visit

  • My heart truly breaks fur Luke, Breanne and Lacy as well as for all his family and loved ones. Luke was a big part of my life more when he was younger, but still loved seeing him and Breanne around the Holidays. No one should die so young. No words can truly express the sorrow I feel in my heart for you all 💚🧡💛💖💖💜💜❤I pray the dear Lord in Heaven will comfort his father, grandparents, great grandparents and friends. Losing someone so quickly is so very difficult, but keeping the Lord close will help you get through these difficult times. Keep Luke close to your heart always. May his Mother Cherrie comfort him as well in Heaven. As he departs this earth, may we all be reunited again in the Heavens above. We will miss you sweet Luke.

  • I just dnt know where to even start luke has been a big part of my an my children lives love his family very much I’m so very sry for yall loss he was such an amazing person

  • Cathy,
    So sorry for your lost. May God’s love help you through this loss.

    With my deepest sympathy
    Mary Hilton

  • Bob, I am so sorry to hear this!!! Please know we are thinking of you during this time and the days to come!!! May you always see him shining through the eyes of his little one!!!

  • I have many fond memories of Luke especially as a child. One of my fondest memories is when Eleni was born , and we took him to the hospital to see her, and he held her , he sang twinkle twinkle little star to her.

  • Bob, I am very sorry for your loss, I know how much you loved your son the way you talked about him. If you want to talk I am here to listen. Take care and may God bless you.

  • Bob, Arleen, Steve, Cathy, Bree, and little sweet Lacie my heart just won’t stop hurting. I know how much he loved you all. But little miss Lacie you stole the show. I have never seen a man love someone so very much. You were everything to him. I will always trust Gods plans but I sure will miss your crazy butt. I trust that we are Forever souls in Journey and that we will meet again. Cherri will you please kick him in the butt and Luke give your sweet mommy a hug from me. I miss you all. Rest softly Luke. Peace be with my dear family. 🤟❤💔

  • My love my prayers and my condolences to Luke’s family. I was only around luke a few times but those few times he was such a sweetheart and always had a smile on his face. May you rest peacefully in heaven.

  • My Precious angel Lukie as grandma always told you you are my reason for breathing for laughing for living every time l saw you or talked to you my heart felt like it was singing if l tried to write a book about your life as to who you are as a person it wouldn’t have an end because God blessed you with unconditional love intelligence beyond intelligence a heart that would cry for others even those you never knew you lit up a room with your presence your spirit so bright your humor that would have us laughing so hard we would cry and their is so very much more that needs to be said your love for your little Lacie bug was beyond anything I’ve ever seen and how much she loves her daddy my tears won’t stop falling I’ve lost my second angel thank God he gave me three your love your spirit your precious handsome face will never be far away my love for you will grow stronger and stronger l know I’m getting closer to seeing you and mommy again but for now my precious angels l will protect my third and know that you will as well l love you my angels l will be seeing you soon l miss my precious angels that are around the throne tonight love mommy and grandma

    • Very heart felt message Arleen, so sad that you are going through this once again after the passing of Gary. Be strong and be here for your granddaughter as she needs your more than ever so that you can tell her stories about Luke and her grandmother as she grows up. Take care and praying for you daily. Karen

  • Arlene, Steve, Cathy. My heart goes out to you all in this terrible loss and heartbreak. May God heal the wounds and comfort you. Praying for you all that his love will be real during this time and everyday as you move forward. Loving you as always. Dee Rose.

  • It’s been years since i seen you bud, guess we’ll have to wait a while longer to hang out again. We’re all getting together soon to celebrate the friendship that we all built growing up. We just wish you could come with your family. Much love luke.