DR. LUTHER RAY GOHLKE went to be with God July 26,
2014 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, TX, at
the age of 80. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in
He was born May 6, 1934 to Arnold Herman and Carrie
Mae Kusch Gohlke in Gay Hill, TX. Luther and Pat
were married in April of 1955. Later that year Luther
graduated from Austin College in Sherman. He then
went on to graduate from University of Texas Medical
Branch in Galveston in 1959. Luther then continued
with his residency at John Peter Smith in Ft. Worth.
Luther and Pat made Ranger their home in 1960 where
he established his medical practice. His practice
was interrupted for one year, as he was called to
active duty in the 49th Armored Division. Luther, also
known as “Doc” served Ranger, TX and the surrounding
communities for 42 years. He has touched and influenced
the lives of so many people throughout his life. After
retiring from medicine in 2002 for health reasons, he
focused on his cattle business & woodcrafts. Recently
Luther & Pat purchased properties in Ranger to renovate
in an effort to give back to Ranger for supporting him
for so many years.
He is preceded in death by his father, mother and brother
Duane Gohlke and sister-in-law Bobbie.
He is survived by his wife of 59 ˝ years, Patricia Broyles
Gohlke. His son Martin (RHS-1975) and wife Carla of Ranger;
daughter Carrie Teaff (RHS-1977) & husband Steve of Frisco;
daughter Greta Stephens (RHS-1979) and husband Greg of North
Richland Hills; daughter Amy Gohlke (RHS-1988) of Lubbock;
daughter Lori Edgar (RHS-1990) & husband Kenny of Georgetown.
Luther was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grand-
children. One brother Gene Gohlke and sister-in-law Judy of
Denton and many nieces and nephews.