Aurther "Lucky" Nolen McCleery, Jr.
September 13, 1953 - September 8, 2017
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Aurther Nolen "Lucky" McCleery, Jr., 63, of Lubbock, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 in his home. He was born on September 13, 1953 in San Angelo, Texas to Aurther Nolen and Alta LaFon (Cates) McCleery, Sr. He graduated from Lakeview High School in San Angelo in 1973. He married Karen Holloway on June 28, 1973 in San Angelo. Lucky was known for his talent in music, he played from his heart and his ear, he was born to play and sing. He was a member of the West Texas Music Hall of Fame as a Pioneer and Sidemen. Lucky was the artist for the "Lights of San Angelo" and "Dim Bar Room Lights". He played with Little Jimmy Dickens, Jerry Lee Lewis, just to mention a few. Lucky was a member of the "Texas Connection" and also played at the Grand Ole Opry. Later in life he became a Cobbler and was an avid bowler. He enjoyed spending time with this family and really enjoyed his grandchildren and supported them in all of their endeavors. He never met a stranger he didn't know.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife; Karen McCleery; mother, Alta McCleery; son, Nolen Scott McCleery and wife Beverly, the best daughter in law around; daughter, Sara Shea McCleery, and four grandchildren, Devin Hodges, Alyssa, Kaylee and Taylan McCleery.

He was preceded in death by his father; and one brother, "Little" John McCleery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Oakcrest Suite of Combest Family Funeral Homes of Lubbock.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest that memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, or a charity of your choice.


Aurther "Lucky" Nolen McCleery, Jr.
Visitation Schedule
Memorial Visitation
Combest Family Funeral Homes
2210 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Map to Visitation Location
Memorial Contributions
American Diabetes Association
8008 Slide Road
#12A,  TX
American Heart Association
PO Box 841125
Dallas, TX 75284




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