John Lucas, Jr., 91, of Sugar Creek, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Carmel Hills Living Center, Independence. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at St. Cyril's Catholic Church, 11213 Chicago Ave., Sugar Creek, MO 64054. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at the church. Entombment will be in Mound Grove Mausoleum. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Cyril's Catholic Church. John was born in 1922, in Sugar Creek, the son of John and Eva (Patrick) Lucas. He is survived by the love of his life of 64 years, Dorothy, of the home in Sugar Creek; two sons, Michael Lucas and his wife Rhonda, Harrisonville, and Mark Lucas and his wife Ann, Independence; daughter, Christy Swoll and her husband Jim, Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren, Jessica Culpepper, Jennifer, Tyler, Nikki and Callie Lucas; three sisters, Mary Anderson, Helen Kent, and Theresa Calovich; and several nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Anne. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, Co. 780 in Melvern, Iowa, for one year in 1939 and enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in August, 1940. During his six years of service he was involved in escorting many convoys of supplies and troop ships in the North Atlantic, Pacific and Alaska Peninsula during WWII. He was honorably discharged Aug. 3, 1946. After 35 years of employment, he retired from BP Amoco in 1981. John spent many years enjoying fishing, hunting, gardening and casino buffets. John will be missed by all that knew and loved him. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com
Arr.: Carson-Speaks Chapel, (816) 252-7900.
Published by Kansas City Star on Jul. 16, 2013.