Richard Lee “Luke” Lucas, Sr., 76 of Wilmington passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012.
He was born on February 19, 1936 to the late Clyde and Isabelle Lucas. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Katherine Rhea Flowers and James Richard Hewett and by a son-in-law, Tim Son.
Richard was a proud veteran of the US Marine Corps serving for over 6 years. He was a talented welder and fabricator, and operated Murrayville Enterprises and later Minuteman Maintenance Services before his retirement.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis Bernice Blanton Lucas; five children, Richard Lee “Ricky” Lucas, Jr., Diane Lucas Son, Katherine Lucas Flowers (Roger), Phyllis Lucas Burroughs (Larry), and Terry Lucas Hill (Sam); ten grandchildren, Roger Dale Flowers, Jr., Richard Lee Lucas, III, James Michael Lucas, Shannon Lucas Neeves, Ashley Hewett Britt, Meagan Hewett Gower, Donald William Theusch, III, Jason Stuart Theusch, Larry Jeffrey Burroughs, Jr. , and Kelsey Marie Burroughs; and 19 great gand-children.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted 2 PM Monday, October 15, 2012 at Greenlawn Memorial Park officiated by Rev. Sam Hill. His grandsons and grand sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers. The family will be at the home of his daughter Phyliss, 7022 Murrayville Rd., Wilmington.
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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099