Jack Monroe Lucas, 77, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, died at his home early Wednesday morning, December 17, 2014, after a battle with lung cancer. He went home to be with our number one Father in heaven.
He was born in Monroe County, WV, on March 22, 1937, a son of the late Grover and Goldie Hoke Lucas.
Mr. Lucas was a Methodist by faith. He loved hunting and woodworking. Jack retired after working 28 years for RBS Inc. as a truck driver.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Jimmie Baldon Lucas, Arthur “Joe” Lucas, and Harry Lucas; and sisters, Vernie Preston, Nellie Meyers, and Martha Ellen Deskins.
Surviving are his wife, Wilda Terry Lucas at home; stepdaughters, Charlotte Buckland and Patricia “Trish” Ridgeway, both of White Sulphur Springs; brothers and sisters, Charlie Lucas, Johnny Lucas, Mary Marshall Boggs, Nancy Erskine, Dorothy Williams, and Phyllis Elmore; grandchildren, Jamie and Cathleen Ridgeway, Jason and Hope Ridgeway, and Lisa Lafferty; and great-grandchildren, Shaylen Lafferty, Collin and McKenzie Ridgeway, and Cody Cooper.
As we get closer to the birthday of our Savior, Jack and his other family members who have preceded him in death will celebrate the birthday of Jesus, our Savior, one on one.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1 PM on Saturday, December 20, 2014, in the civic center in White Sulphur Springs at the Ware Room with the Rev. Don Trent officiating. Private burial will be at a later date at the Mapledale Cemetery, Route 92, White Sulphur Springs.
Shanklin Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is serving the family.
Obituary originally published in the December 19, 2014, edition of the West Virginia Daily News.