Mr. Fluker was born in Atlanta on June 9, 1925, and his early childhood was spent in Washington. He graduated from St. Petersburg High School and enlisted in the Navy at the age of 18. He served as a storekeeper on Guam from 1944-1946 and volunteered for reconnaissance flights over the Mariana Islands before Iwo Jima and the surrender of Japan.
He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with Blue Key honors and a B.A. degree in commercial art. He was a partner in Southern Press Printing Company in Macon from 1954-1970. He founded Fluker & Associates Marketing and Advertising Agency in Macon in 1970. The agency won many national and local awards for clients’ marketing campaigns and projects.
He was a member of several civic organizations and was instrumental in helping to establish the Macon-Bibb Convention Bureau. He also served 10 years on the board of Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority and was a lifetime member of the Central Georgia Ad Federation. He was a man of many talents and was a spiritual teacher, sharing meditation techniques and metaphysical philosophies. His pen and ink sketches and paintings were often used by clients as gifts to their clients and friends throughout the world. He enjoyed fishing with his children and grandchildren. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren often requested harmonica and ukulele songs embellished by his magic tricks. He was predeceased by his father, Edward Fluker, and mother, Harriet Dowling Fluker, and by his precious daughter, Patti Brown.
He is survived by his loving wife and partner of 33 years, Diane “De” Fluker; daughters and sons-in-law, Miki Fluker of Macon, Terri and Kerry Gilman of Hollywood, Calif., Valorie and Benji Lewis of Haddock, and Rebecca and Arthur Bleakley of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepdaughter and her husband, Claire and Jimmy Green of Warner Robins; stepson and his wife, James L. IV and Joy Stephenson of Cincinnati, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two on the way; extended family includes Joan Fluker, Patricia Smith of Macon, and Jeanne Clark of San Francisco, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 886 Mulberry St., Macon, GA 31201 or to one of the middle Georgia area hospice organizations.
Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray had charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at www.bridgesfh.com.