Bill Luckett was born on March 17, 1948 in
Fort Worth, Texas and moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi
at six weeks old. He is married to the former Francine
Gardner of Greenville, Mississippi. The couple has four
children.

As a youngster he worked as the janitor at his father's
law office in Clarksdale. He achieved Eagle Scout in the
Boy Scouts of America and as a student worked part-time as a house painter from the ages of 16 to 25. He is a 1966 graduate of Clarksdale High School, where he was a member of the Beta Club and served as President of his senior class. He is a 1970 graduate of the University of Virginia, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American government and graduated on the Dean's List. In May 2002 he was awarded an honorary degree from Coahoma Community College and for several years he has chaired its annual scholarship golf tournament. He served in the military. His basic training was conducted at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, where he was recognized as the top trainee of his 10,000 member brigade. He received his Advanced Individual Training at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama where he graduated first in his class in March 1971 and was named both as the Honor Student and the Outstanding Student. In 1972 he attended Officer Candidate School in Mississippi and was presented the Erickson Trophy naming him the outstanding officer candidate in addition to graduating first in his class in both academics and leadership. He then served as a commissioned officer in the Mississippi National Guard. His last duty was commanding an engineering unit in Charleston, Mississippi before he resigned his officer commission in 1979. He is a member of American Legion.

A 1973 graduate of the University of Mississippi Law School, he currently practices with Luckett Tyner Law Firm, P.A. which has offices in Clarksdale and Sumner, Mississippi. He is a frequent lecturer at attorney seminars, and a frequent speaker for civic clubs, tourist groups and universities. Bill has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell for receiving its highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. He has also been named to the Mississippi Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Mississippi for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. He was elected Mayor of Clarksdale by a landslide and took office July 1, 2013.