BK Luna, age 74, owner of Luna & Son Tires passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at St. Thomas Highlands Medical Center.
BK was born May 11, 1942 in White County to the late William Ernest & Lucille Turner Luna. He was an active member of the community, he started the Pee Wee Football League, a past president of Sparta Little League and a 24 year White County Commissioner. He was well known state-wide for his racing career that began in 1956 with the #56. He went on to be a track owner with Sparta Speedway and Tennessee Motor Speedway. BK had a successful business career with his longtime tire store, 56 Auto Sales and an asphalt paving company. He was an avid White County Warrior fan and supporter all of White County schools never denying a request by a child that would help their school. He was also a walking horse and antique car enthusiast. BK was a member of Indian Mound the Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brothers William Oakley Luna, Charles M. Luna, Leslie E. Luna and Guy Luna, Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years Jo Stephens Luna. Son: Stephen Luna, Sisters: Edna "Neve" Rhoton and Virginia "Midge" Taylor, Sisters-in-law: Alfidene Luna, Pearl Luna, Joanne Luna and Carolyn Oliver, Mother-in-law: Edmonda Stephens. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday November 2, 2016 from the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial following at Plainview Cemetery at Cassville. Bro. Frank Randolph and Bro. Doug Benningfield officiated.
R.C. Christian, Bill Franklin, Donny Haley, Jerry Denton, Gary Luna, Brent Oliver, Jeff Young, Derrick Hutchings, Sandy Daniels, Ted Maynard, Mike Lynn, Steve Holland, Stacy Daniels, Mike Luna, Barry Smith, Tommy Lynn, Kenneth McCormick and Buddy Swafford served as pallbearers.
Hunter Funeral Home, was in charge of the arrangements.
November 2, 2016