In Loving Memory

Evan Luker

August 14, 1996 - September 6, 2021


On Monday, September 6, 2021, Gerald Evan Luker passed away unexpectedly at the age of 25. 

Evan was born August 14,1996 in Mobile, Alabama. He lived and attended school in Daphne, Alabama, where he participated in a variety of sports activities and also pursued post-graduate professional studies. 

Evan cherished the company of his friends and family above all else. His genuine smile was ever present, and he would do anything to help out a friend in need. 

Evan was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gerald Gay, grandfather, Mike Luker, grandmother, Nellie Luker, uncle, Michael Straub and cousin, Carter Straub.

Evan is survived by his partner, Kara Phillips, and her daughter, Haylin Brown; his children, Kane and Rykker; his parents, Kevin and Blakely Luker; his father, Jarrett Gay; grandparents, Cynthia Gay, Fred Straub, and Kathy Oberkirch; brothers, Austin Luker (Lauren Welch), Harrison Luker, Chandler Luker (Brooke Knapp) and Banks Luker; sisters, Ashlynn Luker, Paxton Hyde, Asia Schnoes; nephew, Aden Schnoes; nieces, Emrie Luker, Elle Luker, and Ava Luker; along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as many friends whom he considered family. 

Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road in Daphne, Alabama, on Thursday, September 16, 2021, between the hours of 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM, with a Celebration of Life service to follow. A candlelight vigil will be held at 7:45 PM at Bayfront Park in Daphne, Alabama, following the service for those who wish to attend. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the charity of your choice, or should you wish to help defray the cost of funeral expenses, donations may be made in memory of Evan Luker. Please keep the family in your thoughts throughout this challenging time. 

If you have a memory, story, or wish to share your condolences, please to go:
Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, Alabama, is assisting the family.


  1. Asia Schnoes

    Evan, my sweet brother, I will love and miss you forever. I will cherish the almost 13 years we had together as a family. I am so blessed to have known you for so long and to have grown up right beside one another. You are the greatest uncle to my little boy, who loves you so much. It kills me to know I will never get to hug you, we will never get to laugh or joke around again or have holidays and birthdays together. It brings me peace knowing you are in the arms of Jesus, no pain or suffering. I can not express how much I care for you and I wish I would’ve told you that more. I wish I would’ve seen you more. I love you and miss you, and will rest in the fact that one day I will get to see you again. Until then, I love you Evan.

  2. Cousin sarah

    I love you cuz I remember us picking you up all the time and keeping you overnight when you were a baby and even when he got older we always come scoop you up you and your brothers and your sister I miss you like crazy🤪 cuz I hope you’re dancing in the skies and Heaven has gained an amazing angel you always knew how to brighten up a room and make everyone laugh we all love you and miss you so much rest easy buddy

  3. Steve Luker

    Evan is hugging my Mom and Dad right now in heaven as they were there to welcome him into Gods paradise.
    My parents loved Evan so very much. It would take thousands of pages to describe their love for him.
    My nephew was a gentleman that had an amazing ability to comfort you in a storm. He definitely did that for me several years ago. His hugs were not superficial; they were genuine.
    When we’d have rare but great get-togethers Evan would always pop up from his brothers and sister with those big blue eyes.. I’d tell him those eyes are going to make him famous one day.
    He’s famous in my eyes for sure.

    You will be missed right now.. but you know I’ll see you again. Love you forever, Uncle Steve

  4. Brittany Johannesmannn (BJ)

    Evan, you were one if the brightest lights, I’ve ever met in this life. You meant so much to everyone & anyone who met you automatically made a life long friend. You are loved by so many beyond measure. I don’t know if you realized that in life but I’m sure you do now. I will forever cherish the memories that we made good or bad, because the time I spent with you is worth more than anything money could ever buy. You are my dearest friend, confidante, & brother. I am so lucky & forever grateful to have grown up with you over these 13 yrs.I will love & miss you for the rest if my life. Until we meet again. – BJ

  5. Debra Smith

    Even though I only knew Evan for a short time, he will remain in my heart forever! He had the biggest heart and the sweetest smile ever! Evan never met a stranger. He loved his babies so much, and was so proud of them! We had a lot of talks and discussed a lot of things going on in his life! He was a restless soul at war with his self. I know now Evan that you are at peace! I love you my friend always! Go rest high!

  6. With love

    Evan , your grandmother loved you very much. She was so sweet and so kind. Even when she could barely speak, she was still able to quote scripture. Some of her last words were “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”. I hope her words provide some comfort to your many loved ones. Godspeed Evan. With love ❤️

  7. Wendy and Adam Thomas

    We pray for the Lord to be with, and wrap his loving arms around all of you as a source of peace, love, and comfort to lift you up during this difficult time. May there be some comfort in knowing Evan’s new journey has begun in Heaven with Our Lord. Know that Evan will never be far from you, as each of you keep him well alive within your hearts and memories. His spirit shall always shine for and be with each and every one of you in the sense of love, comfort and peace.

    Kevin and Blakely we care for you deeply, and our hearts break for you! May our deepest condolences, love, thoughts and prayers be with you both, and all of your family!

  8. Ashleigh Donnelly

    It is such an honor to know Evan. He befriended so many and warmed our hearts with his smile. I treasure every memory I have with Evan from playing in the Lake Forest canyons as kiddos, to my first spin the bottle game 😅, roaming the halls of Daphne High and seeing him become a loving father. He always expressed how he was so proud of his family. I know you’re in the arms our Heavenly Father watching over us with those big baby blues. Praying for peace for all family and friends as we celebrate the life of such a loving soul. Evan, you left the biggest legacy here. I’m so honored to have gotten to grow up together. We love you.

  9. Kaeleigh Brown

    Evan, it has been such an honor to know you. The movies we have went to as kids. The late night parties. Playing madden on PlayStation. Walking around bay front together… my best memories of school and my childhood was with you. You became friends with every single person who looked your way. No matter what. Always cared for every single person with your whole entire well being. You have touched so many lives and mine as well. I know you’re still watching over them babies, your family, all of us from above. I pray for the peace of all the family and friends of this beautiful soul. I’m so glad I got to be able to grow up and spend my childhood with you. We love you Evan. Keep on flying.


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