George Richard Lucas

May 25, 1936May 17, 2013

George Richard "Dick" Lucas. Lansing Passed away on May 17, 2013 at the age of 76 after a long battle with Parkinson's and Diabetes. Dick was born on May 25, 1936 in Niles, Michigan to the late Jesse and Maude Lucas. He was preceded in death by his sister, Alice Craw. Dick graduated from Niles High School in 1954. After high school he joined the US Navy. He retired from General Motors in Lansing, MI. He also had his own business preparing taxes for over 20 years. He enjoyed church, playing cards, and square dancing with "Foxy Squares." Camping and scouting with his sons were other favorites. His hobbies were woodworking and working with stained glass. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Eloise Lavina Lucas (Runyan). Also surviving are his sisters: Doris (Cliff) Thomas, Shirley Daly, and his children: Emily (Robert) Luoma, Michael (Debbie) Lucas, and Franklyn (Krista) Lucas; grandchildren: Jessica Luoma, Rob (Brittney) Luoma, Steve (Amie) Lucas, Dave (Ashley) Lucas, Ryan Lucas, Damian Lucas and Audrey Lucas. Brother-in-law Sam Craw and many nieces and nephews also survive to cherish his memory. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 19 from 2-5 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing. Services will be held on Monday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. at Maranatha Baptist Church, 2300 N. Waverly Rd., Lansing, MI 48906. Contributions may be made to Maranatha Baptist Church, Great Lakes Hospice Foundation, 900 Cooper St., Jackson, MI 49202 or Parkinson Foundation, 30400 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 150, Bingham Farms, MI 48025-4819 in memory of Dick. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


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Gretchen Janssen

May 22, 2013

Mike & Debbie, my thoughts are with you and your family.

Becky (Craw) Zinn

May 21, 2013

Aunt Eloise, Emily, Mike, Frank and families: you are in my thoughts and prayers.

John Barberio

May 20, 2013

Frank, Mike, Emily and Mrs. Lucas. Mr. Lucas was a great role model for us in scouting and many of the things I learn from him in scout helped shape my career. He raised great kids will be remembered as a great father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prays.

John Barberio
Chesapeake Beach, MD

Rayetta Johnson

May 20, 2013

Mrs. Luoma and family, may peace beyond all understanding be with you at this time. I pray that memories of love and laughter bring you joy now and in times to come.

Paul and Joy Siebenshuh

May 20, 2013

Frank, Krista, Damian and Audrey, we are thinking of you and you are in our prayers. The loss of a dear and good person is always difficult. You will
have the good memories to bring a smile to you during these difficult days.

Steve & Mary Jo Scott

May 19, 2013

Eloise, we are thinking of you and your family and you are in our prayers. We remember many good times with you two.....years and years ago. We still have Bungalow pie tins!

Mary Beth Van Horn

May 19, 2013

My heart and prayers are with you. Dick was a great neighbor and will be missed.

Pam & Bill Cain

May 18, 2013

Emily and family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Hugs and Love sent your way.