John Byrd Luce
APRIL 5, 1941 – JANUARY 5, 2020
John Byrd Luce, 78, passed away on January 5, 2020 in
Altamonte Springs, Florida from cancer.
John was born on April 5, 1941 in Washington, D.C. and lived
there throughout his childhood. As a youth he developed his
love of sports and music that lasted a lifetime. He met his future
wife, Sandra Pimper, when they both attended Alice Deal Junior
High School in Washington D.C. John then attended Woodrow
Wilson High School (1959) where he was a three-sport star
in football, baseball and basketball. John also attended Bullis
School and Montgomery College before transferring to Florida
State University and graduating with a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Marketing.
Upon graduation from FSU, John relocated back to the D.C. area and began a very
successful career that started in pharmaceutical sales and evolved into a prosperous career
as a stockbroker.
John married the aforementioned Sandra in September 1965, and the couple launched a
journey together that lasted 54 happy years. John’s success as a broker lead him to pursue
the opportunity with a competing firm in Florida, which lead to John and Sandra moving their
family south to Florida in the summer of 1973. As his brokerage career flourished, John
dedicated himself to his true love, sports. He began coaching youth athletics as a volunteer in
Seminole county for the next fifteen years. He coached three sports close to his heart:
football, basketball and baseball. His commitment to youth sports and his drive and desire to
positively influence hundreds of players he coached was a primary goal as a father and
member of the community.
However, as much as John loved sports, his true passion was his family. His commitment to
his wife, Sandra and his three sons: Andy, Bobby and Johnny. He was a great father, mentor,
advisor and friend.
John is survived by his wife, Sandra Luce of Altamonte Springs, FL; brother, Llewellyn Luce
and his wife Mary Lou of Apollo Beach, FL; sister-in-law, Ann Mulhall of Ashburn, VA; sons,
Andrew Luce of Akron, IN, Robert Luce of Las Vegas, NV, and John Luce of Boca Raton, FL;
daughters-in-law Amy Luce of Akron, IN and in Luce of Boca Raton, FL; and grandchildren,
Leonora Everson and her husband Austin of Marion, IN, Rachel Luce of Akron, IN,
Ty Luce of Las Vegas, NV, and Alexandra and Ethan Luce of Boca Raton, FL.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 25 at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Homes,
994 East Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.
Public viewing will start at 10:00 a.m. and funeral services will start at 11:00 a.m. with a
reception to follow from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
Committal from 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. at Glenn Haven Memorial Park, 2300 Temple Drive,
Winter Park 32789.
In Lieu of Flowers, please send donations to: The American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123 To donate to https://donation.adventhealth.com/central-
the American Cancer Society by phone, call 1-800-227-2345. Online donations: www.cancer.
org/involved/donate. Advent Health Foundation Central Florida Attention: Hospice Donations
550 East Rollins Street, Sixth Floor Orlando, FL 32803, Phone: 407-303-2786 (If sending a
check, please denote donation goes to Hospice Care) Online donation: