John Wesley Lucas
1940 - 2018
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Lucas, John Wesley
Sept. 29, 1940 - Jul. 7, 2018
John Wesley Lucas, born September 29, 1940 in Hamlet, North Carolina and died on July 7, 2018 in Venice, Florida. Son of Joseph Richard Lucas and Julia Mae Martin. John graduated from Needham Broughton High School in Raleigh, NC and graduated from North Carolina State University in 1964. He served in the US Navy as an enlisted man and later as a Naval Aviator during the Vietnam War. John also served as a commercial pilot for 30 years. John married Linda Sue Hill in July, 1966. She survives. Survived by one son, Mark Andrew Lucas (Colleen) of Round Rock, TX, and two grandchildren, Megan Leigh and Cameron Wesley. John was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Anne Rose of Raleigh, NC and is survived by two brothers, Joseph Richard Lucas, Jr. of Crofton, MD and Ashleigh Martin Lucas of Cary, NC. Private family service on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The family will receive guests and celebrate John's life at 3:00 pm on July 11, 2018 at Lynwood Glen Clubhouse, 636 Crossfield Circle, Venice, FL. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Tidewell Hospice or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by All Veterans-All Families Funerals & Cremations.

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Published in Herald Tribune from Jul. 9 to Jul. 11, 2018.
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July 14, 2018
Mark Lucas
July 14, 2018
Celebration of John's Life Gathering
Mark Lucas
July 12, 2018
Paul Roberts
July 12, 2018
John and I went to High School, and college together, and grew up in the same neighborhood.
We kept in touch about every ten years.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lars Bostrom, Raleigh, NC
Lars Bostron
July 11, 2018
We will miss the great story telling. The memories of the rare moments when all the brothers were together are priceless. You lived a fantastic life!
Frances Grant
July 10, 2018
I will always treasure our shared times. All the time you spent teaching me everything I know. Times like fishing trips at 4 am on Lake Conroe. The wonderful times we spent building furniture together and the times you spent helping me fix our house. I miss you and I love you Dad.
Mark Lucas
July 10, 2018
We go back 53 years to 1965 at VR21 when we first met and I had the privilege to take you and Dan MacLean through the simulator for initial pilot training at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Both you and Dan did a great job. Then later at Braniff Int'l until '82, then to Piedmont/USAir. Retirement in '99 and saw you and Linda at the VR21 reunion in San Antonio a few years back and Elaine and I hoped to see you both this September. You will be missed! Have a safe flight West my friend. Godspeed!
John McBee
July 10, 2018
We go back a long way; from DC-6s in VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point in Hawaii in 1965 to Braniff Int'l thru '82 and Piedmont/USAirways thru 1999 retirement. It has been 53 years total; Elaine and I had hoped to see you and Linda at the VR21 reunion in San Antonio this September. Will miss you! Have a safe flight West. Godspeed!
John McBee
July 10, 2018
Some of my fondest memories are our days in F28 school. Your experience and professionalism made it easy for me as we successfully upgraded as captains with the best airline in the world. Hard to believe that was over thirty two years ago. I remember it as if it was yesterday. You will always be missed, Capt John.
Jerry Vaughn
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