JC was born December 28, 1930 in Center, Tx and passed away March 29, 2020 in New Caney, Tx. JC attended Timpson High School then joined U.S. Army In 1947. He was trained as a medical first aid and lab technician. He served in a M.A.S.H unit during the Korean conflict. He was discharged in 1951. He married Ivy Joyce Fenley in 1951 and they returned to Shelby County, Tx and began their 69 year marriage and family. After the military he continued to work in the medical field as a lab and x-ray technician in Houston, Tx. He eventually went to work for Maxwell House Coffee in Houston as a quality control technician. He retired after 20 years of service. He continued to work after retirement in the H.V.A.C. trade as he also gained a Texas air conditioning license. He continued this well into his 80’s. One of his passions was baseball he coached and helped coach his three sons throughout their younger years and into their teenage years with several of those teams winning state championships in the Texas Teenage Baseball organization. He loved the outdoors, farming and working with livestock on his second home Shelby county farm. He gave his life to Christ in the 80’s and served as a deacon in the First Baptist Church of Porter and remained faithful till his death.
Mr. Lucas is preceded in death by his parents; Noah Duke Lucas and Sallie Ann Stewart Lucas. Brothers; Huey Lucas, P.D. Lucas, Calvin Lucas, A.B. Lucas and John Lucas. Sisters; Fleta Lucas Nobles, Mae Lucas Stewart, Bernice Lucas and Ruth Lucas Fenley. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ivy Joyce Fenley Lucas. Sons; Jeffery Lucas and wife Terry Ross Lucas, Norman Lucas and wife Maritza Lucas, and Corkey Lucas. Grandchildren; Christopher Lucas, Scott Lucas, Jennifer Lucas, Nathan Lucas, and Jessica Lucas. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren.
Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at White Rock Cemetery in Center Texas.
White Rock Cemetery
12545 State Highway 7 West
Center, Texas 75935