Orville Lubker Jr.


Orville Lubker Jr., 86, of Brownstown, passed away Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born Aug. 7, 1929, in Brownstown, he was the son of Orville Lubker Sr. and Lottie Berry Lubker, both of whom preceded him in death. On Dec. 25, 1957, he married Laura Rose Burcham. She survives in Brownstown.

He was a member of Brownstown United Methodist Church and served in the United States Army from 1952-54 during the Korean War.

Orville was the owner of Lubker Farm Market and worked in the school system for 34 years as a teacher at Tampico School and Crothersville schools. He also was a guidance counselor at Brownstown Central High School.

Survivors also include a son, Jeff (Rachel) Lubker of Brownstown; two daughters, Rise (Dave) Creasey of Brownsburg, and Sharon (Tom) Smith of Lafayette; eight grandchildren, Caitlin Smith, Stuart Creasey, Alicia Smith, Ben Smith, Hannah Smith, Lindsey Montgomery, Jonathan Keith and Jacob Keith; and two great grandchildren, Levi and Asher.

In addition to both parents, he also was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, John and Howard; and a sister, Ava Merl Benter.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brownstown United Methodist Church with Pastor Kevin Stiles officiating.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the church.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Brownstown. Military honors will be presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled American Veterans 47 and Vietnam Vets 7.

Memorials may be given to the Orville and Laura Lubker Purdue University Scholarship Fund or Brownstown United Methodist Church.

Online memorials and condolences may be shared at spurgeonfh.com.