John Afton Lucher

December 20, 1960February 17, 2013
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Memorial services to celebrate the life of John Afton Lucher will be held Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10:00am in Cashner Colonial Chapel with Father Christopher Terry presiding. John Afton Lucher died February 17, 2013 in Conroe, Texas. John was born in Houston on December 20k, 1960. He was the son of George and Martha Lucher. John was a graduate of Conroe High School where he was a star offensive lineman for the Conroe Tigers varsity football team. After receiving All-County, All District and All-Greater Houston Honors, John accepted a football scholarship to Tyler Junior College. When John’s football career ended he continued his education and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Economics from the University of Texas in Austin. John then spent the next 25 years with the YMCA. His work ethic, management skills and love of people took John through numerous positions and locations within the YMCA organization. His final role was as Regional CEO of the YMCA in Saginaw, Michigan. John had numerous interests. He was an avid sports fan with a special love of football. He had tremendous knowledge and insight to the game. He loved to discuss politics and was very knowledgeable of world events. He was a great cook and a master at a grill. John didn’t have any children of his own but he was a lovable and thoughtful uncle to all of his nieces and nephews. His family and friends will remember him as a kind and loving man. He will be greatly missed. John is survived by mother, Martha Staggs of Conroe; sisters, Sheri O’Hagan and husband Scott of New Waverly; brothers, Charlie Lucher and wife Teresa Gaye of Houston, Mike Staggs and wife SueEllen of Sugarland, Donald Staggs and wife Linda of Conroe, Dean Staggs of Conroe and Ricky Staggs of Magnolia; nieces and nephews, Nicole Clark, Scott O’Hagan, JR, Caitlin O’Hagan, Jeremy Grabb, Rachel Jannisse, Johnnie Staggs, Justin Staggs and Jarod Staggs. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in memory of John to the YMCA of Conroe, 10245 Owen Drive Conroe, TX 77304 or by calling, 936.756.9345. You are invited to view our webpage at leave written condolences to the family at


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cindy brown boutwell

September 22, 2013

I am so sad to hear of John's passing. He was a very dear person in my life. I will miss him greatly. Cindy Brown Boutwell

May 14, 2013

I am so sad to hear about my friend John. John was a fantastic friend and even better teammate. He will be missed.

~ Renrick Rector

RoseAnn Carr-Byers

April 15, 2013

John was such a good friend. We thought so much of him, and he is my daughter's godfather. I was reaching out tonight to invite him to her college graduation....I am so heartbroken. Such a wonderful man and friend. My sincerest condolences.

February 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to John's extended family. He was in Saginaw for too short a time. He is missed here. Tom Cline

Joe Wilwerding

February 26, 2013

I am saddened to hear of Johns passing. My brother and I knew John well in high school and he always had this huge smile and grin on his face. He will be missed by all, our prayers are with you.

Ron Wiens

February 22, 2013

John- you were a great friend, Rotarian, and community enthusiast. Your love of laughter and service is a testament for all. You will be missed.
Your friend,
Ron Wiens

Deanna Rushlow

February 22, 2013

Great person to work with. John could brighten your day. He was always smiling, singing, and laughing. He will truly be missed.

DeeDee Dretke

February 22, 2013

I have many fond memories of John growing up. Your family is in my prayers.

Christina Hudson

February 22, 2013

It's many years but I remember John as a good soul. My heart goes out to you Charlie, and your family. Much love.

Diana Sherrod Sartin

February 22, 2013

When I stepped out of my car at the cemetery for my Dad's funeral this past summer, Johnny was standing there with open arms. Oh, how glad I was to see him and get the biggest, most sincere hug from him. He had such an old soul even when he was 17 years old and there was never a more gentle giant in this world. I know he is in a world now that is rejoicing but he will be greatly missed here. I was lucky to have known him and to have shared so many wonderful years at CHS, UT & the Y. Love you Charlie & Mrs. Staggs, you're both in my thoughts & prayers.