Tori Luke Death – The Luke’s family and the Rockmart community have been left in a mourning mood after the demise of their loved one, the eldest daughter of Rockmart High School softball coach Steve Luke, 14-year-old Tori Luke.
According to social media post by her family members, Tori was killed on Sunday, July 26 in a boating accident.
Tori’s father Steve Luke posted a tribute video featuring photos of Tori on Facebook on Sunday morning and wrote about the loss of his daughter in which he spoke about her character and thanked the community for the outpouring of love and support.
“I am just at a lost! My soul, my rock, my girl, my sweet Tori. If you didn’t know her – she was always there for everyone, never spoke bad of anyone, wore heart on her sleeve, emotional, loving, and made me better,” says Luke.
Steve referred to his daughter’s death as a “freak accident.”
For most of the last 20 years, Steve has been the head softball coach at Rockmart High School. This helped them remain one of the top programs in the state. He is also a physical education teacher and the boys’ basketball coach at Rockmart Middle School.
Tori’s mother, Robin, is a physical education teacher at Eastside Elementary School. They have two younger children. Tori Luke was a strong player on both travel teams and school teams and had turned into a talented athlete.
The Rockmart High School’s Facebook page on Sunday posted their condolences to coach Luke and his family.
According the post, “The Yellow Jacket Family is heartbroken.”
“The Jacket Nation lost one of our students who was the daughter of our very own Coach Steve Luke and Coach Robin Luke in a tragic accident. Please send your thoughts and prayers to the Luke family but give them the space to process this great loss. There are no words for the sadness we all feel.”