OBITUARY

John David Lucas

December 16, 1933January 20, 2021
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On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, John David Lucas, husband to Velma, father to Ann, and grandfather to Jennifer and Alexandra, passed away at the age of 87.

John was born on December 16, 1933 in Rosebud, Texas to William and Mincie Lucas. He married Velma Goeke on December 22, 1952, and raised their daughter, Ann Lucas (Kipple). He received his M.Ed. in Educational Administration, and M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling at Texas A&M University in 1962, and began working in Education, teaching, counseling, and at the Texas Education Agency until 2005.

John had a passion working in education, and unsurprisingly rose through the ranks at TEA. He served as chairperson, coordinator, committee member, and board member of various education groups. While at TEA for almost 40 years, he served as a Chief Consultant for the Division of Guidance Services and Director of Guidance and Counseling. He loved working with his hands either building something, helping neighbors and friends with whatever they needed, or working on cars; always proud of his Cadillacs.

Visitation 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home 2620 South Congress Avenue with Funeral Service to begin at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Capital Parks Cemetery 14501 N. IH 35, Pflugerville, Texas.

If you cannot join us and want to celebrate John’s life, please donate to your favorite education charity or public education advocacy group.

Currently, due to the substantial public risk, city and state government mandates that social gatherings of limited amounts may occur with strict social distancing protocol. Current COVID protocols for Travis County, guests must wear protective masks at all times while inside the funeral home facility and practice the recommended six foot social distancing. Weed-Corley-Fish South will limit our capacity to 70 guests at a service while enforcing all distancing and hygiene standards. We appreciate your understanding.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 28, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 28, 2021

  • Interment

    Thursday, January 28, 2021

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Sarah Bassett

January 28, 2021

I will never forget the day I took my motorcycle over to John and asked him to help me put some rear pegs on. He went in the garage and came out with a can of screws and we sat in the driveway sorting through them to find something that would fit. Of course he had just what I needed and we got the job done. Such a good man. I'm going to miss him. The whole neighborhood is going to miss him.

Leroy Goeke

January 25, 2021

John was a wonderful brother in law and loved by my family. He will be missed.

Sherry GOEKE

January 24, 2021

As a kid got to spend some time over at Uncle John and Aunt Velma’s spending time with Anne. Always had a great time visiting. So sorry for the family’s loss.

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With his 2nd generation Aggie daughter

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Loving Grandfather with his grandchildren

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With his 2nd generation Aggie daughter

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Loving Grandfather with his grandchildren

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Loving Grandfather with his grandchildren

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Governor Bill Clements signing an education bill proposed by TEA