Lucas "Luke" William Harkleroad

Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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Lucas William Harkleroad, or Luke to his friends, died suddenly and unexpectedly in his home in Bakersfield, California, on Thursday, July 9th, 2020. He was 38 years old. He was born on November 25th, 1981, in Ventura, California. Then, on October 11th, 2014 he married the love of his life Katharine (Katie) Votaw. He was a gregarious and loving man who always had a smile and a hug for everyone. As a self-professed nerd and trivia buff, he was always ready with a joke or a fitting movie quote. He had a knack for making others feel welcome. He was also a man of faith who volunteered as an AV tech and youth worker with his church. He was preceded in death by his brother Jesse, his grandparents William and Mary Lou Smoot, Maxine Clardy, and Aaron “Rusty” Harkleroad, as well as his father-in-law Brian Votaw. He is survived by his wife Katharine, his father John, his mother Robin, his brother Michael, his sister Kaitlin, his mother in law, Carol Votaw, his sister and brother-in-laws, Alison Votaw and Juan and Mallory Cuevas, and his nieces Makenna, Danielle, Jaylynn, and Blayke.
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May God hold you tight and comfort your heart. We are thinking of you my dear sister in Christ. Love, Brandy Reneau & Liam
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