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Herbert Franklin "Sonny" Luyet

of Little Rock, AR, 1935 - 2022

HERBERT FRANKLIN "SONNY" LUVET, aged 86, passed away peacefully September 1, 2022. Born to Carl Luyet and Lydia Besancon Luyet in Michigan, he and his family returned to Arkansas, where Sonny grew up, along with his two sisters.
Sonny met the love of his life, Lucy, through his cousin, Linda. Lucy and Linda were best friends in high school. Our families have remained close through the years.
He joined the Air National Guard and retired after 42 years, with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He was able to travel to Germany, Africa,
Spain, and many other places while serving in the guard, but his favorite trips were to Alaska.
Sonny enjoyed life and loved fishing, boating, cooking, and hosting family gatherings. He enjoyed traveling with his family and took them on many vacation adventures. He always had a camera in hand to capture all the moments. He was a great cook of many family favorites, including homemade biscuits and gravy, smoked chicken wings, and homemade cheese. He cherished hosting many 4th of July family reunions. He was gifted in many skills including woodworking, leatherworking, plumbing, and drywall, and eager to help his children and others with projects. Sonny adored his wife, Lucy, and they enjoyed retirement and loved traveling to important events for children and grandchildren, no matter where it took them on the road.
Sonny was very happy and content with life! He faced challenges with health issues through the years but remained happy and positive throughout. These life adjustments never slowed him down and he never complained.
He was an inspiration to us all.
Preceded in death by his parents and wife of 58 years, Lucille M Luyet. Survivors include his six children: Marilyn (Charles) Hemann, Jerry Luyet, Victoria (Stephen) Linn, Dana (Joe) Musquiz, Thomas (Deana) Luyet, and Lisa Luyet; and nine grandchildren: Nicholas Hemann, Michael Hemann, Jennifer Hemann, Derek (Angela) Linn, Rachel (Alex) Dowdle, Grace Musquiz, Nathan Luyet, Trevor Luyet, and Mitchell Luyet.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Arkansas Parks and Recreation Foundation.
Memorial Service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home.
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Published September 25, 2022

North Little Rock Funeral Home
1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-758-1170