John Thomas Luker was born near Proctor, Texas, June 12, 1884 to G.W. and Frances Graham Luker who were among the earliest settlers of Comanche County. After completion of public school he graduated from the Massey Business College in Houston in 1903.
He then attended seminars conducted by the Stamps-Baxter School of Music and gained a very thorough understanding of four-part diatonic harmony, and occasionally conducted similar seminars himself at the old Indian Creek School in Comanche County. Instead of composing on or at a piano, he had manuscript paper in front of him and wrote the notes down from his head. Many of his religious and gospel songs have been published.
During World War II he received a special citation from Texas Gov… Go to person page >