June 11, 1939 – May 22, 2020
Rodney E. Lucas, 80, passed away unexpectedly on May 22, 2020. Rodney was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He was predeceased by his parents Lorraine and Gordon Lucas. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan M. Lucas; daughter, Sandra Welch (Michael); son, Steven Lucas (Pamela Avery); brother, Brent Lucas. Rodney was a lifelong member of the Boy Scouts of America, starting Troop 152 Kattelville, along with the creation of the annual Webelos Overnighter attended by thousands of young scouts. He and his troop are well known for their chicken BBQ’s on Route 12A. He was a 48 year member, custodian and key figure of the Chenango Bridge United Methodist Church, improving the sound system as well as organizing fund raisers and building renovation projects. After retiring from The Raymond Corp. with over 30 years of service he spent his time as a handyman as well as endless home projects and his love of gardening. He was very involved in the community, supporting several organizations and received many awards and recognition for his support. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In Rodney’s memory kindly consider a donation to the First United Methodist Church of Chenango Bridge, 704 River Rd, Chenango Bridge, NY 13745.
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May 26, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with Rodney for many years at The Raymond Corporation. Rodney was a dedicated, hardworking and caring person that truly set an example for others to follow. This is evident in his son Steven, who I have the privilege working with at Raymond.
God bless you Rodney. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
May 26, 2020
I would like to extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to the extended Lucas family. I worked with Rodney over the years at Raymond, and currently work with both his son Steve, and his son-in-law Mike there also.
The community has lost one of it's truly great assets.
May 24, 2020
My condolences and prayers to Mrs. Lucas and the immediate family, and the scouting family Rodney felt so much for. I have the pleasure of knowing Rodney for almost 20 years when I started my sons in Pack 152 and moved to Troop 152. Rodney's leadership in the scouts helped a multitude of boys over the years and also was an inspiration to us leaders in the troop. I have that feeling that soon after entering heaven Rodney hooked up with Baden Powell and was given that scout handshake with the words "you've done well for scouting". I can't imagine Tuscarora Reservation without him being there throughout the year. May he RIP at the big campfire in heaven sitting by the likes of Larry Burns who went before him. Until we meet again Yours In Scouting always.
May 24, 2020
As a former member of Boy Scout troop 152 I am one of the countless lives that Rodney influenced. I can hardly fathom the hours spent or the miles driven in his capacity as a Scout Master. He was a man with a true servant's heart. He will be remembered fondly and sorely missed. Sympathies and condolences to his family and loved ones
Mark & Susan Phelps
May 23, 2020
Rodney was such an inspiration to many, many boys as Scoutmaster to BSA Troop 152 in Kattelville.. Thank you, Rodney, for your leadership and service to others. Your contributions to our community will not be forgotten. Rest in peace and our sincere condolences to your family.
May 22, 2020
If there was ever a person that donated his life to others it was Flattop Rod. God bless him and may he rest in perpetual peace.