David "Dave" George Lucas

March 18, 1942October 15, 2018

David G. “Dave” Lucas, age 76, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC died Monday October 15, 2018 at his residence of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

He was born in Martinsburg, WV and was raised in Shepherdstown, WV, the son of the late S. Brooks Lucas and Nancy Small Lucas. He attended Shepherdstown Elementary and High Schools, graduating in 1960. He received a BS degree in Journalism with a major in Advertising from West Virginia University in 1964.

After working several years for Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria IL, he received his commission from the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, as an Ensign. While serving aboard the USS LIBERTY (AGTR-5) he received a Silver Star for bravery and a Purple Heart for injuries obtained during the controversial and still not fully explained June 8, 1967, attack on the LIBERTY by Israeli Forces in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. After his three and half years of active duty, he worked for an advertising agency in Norfolk, VA and the Caterpillar dealer, Carter Machinery Company in Roanoke, VA. He was co-founder and part owner of a real estate firm in Virginia Beach, VA, and then managed a sales territory and sold electronic scales to heavy industrial users, such as steel mills and foundries for a company based in Cumberland, MD. He then moved to Severna Park, MD, and sold polymer based repair products and coatings for almost 20 years. Dave obtained his Maryland residential real estate appraiser license and worked for a Maryland firm for over six years, obtaining additional licenses to appraise in Virginia, the District of Columbia and West Virginia. He formed his own appraisal firm in 2008 and retired in April of 2015 when he moved from Maryland to North Carolina.

Dave enjoyed gardening, reading and music, especially 1950’s rock and roll.

Dave is survived by his wife of 20 years, Patricia A. Lucas of the home; two daughters, Tracy L. Macpherson and her husband, Doug of Severna Park, MD and Jennifer L. Lucas of Lawrenceville, GA; and her two sons, Charlie and Conner Phillips; he is also survived by two step-daughters, Debbi L. Murray and her husband, Stephen Yeager of Seattle, WA and Krista K. Johnston of Fishersville, VA and her two children, Nathan and Kendra; a brother, John T. Lucas and his wife, Judy of Martinsburg, WV.

A celebration of his life will be held at The View at Brick Landing, 1882 Goose Creek Road, SW Ocean Isle Beach from two to four o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday October 28, 2018.

On Line condolences may be sent to:

Remembrance donations may be made to the Shepherdstown High School Alumni Association or the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department or to Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department.

A service of White Funeral and Cremation Service Shallotte Chapel 3360 Express Drive Shallotte, NC 28470, 910-754-3333


  • A Celebration of his life Sunday, October 28, 2018

David "Dave" George Lucas

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Norma Sain

October 23, 2018

Dave was one of a kind . A true American who loved his country, family and everything around him. Dave will be missed by all who knew him.

My love , thoughts and prayers to Patti and family.. May your great memories Give you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

With love,


Nancy Poffenberger

October 23, 2018

Patti, my love & sympathy go out to you as you face life without Dave. Although I never met him "face to face", we had phone conversations that were very pleasant. Take care of yourself & know that you are in my prayers. God bless you & your family. Love, Nancy

Carole Carter

October 20, 2018

As a classmate of Dave throughout elementary and high school, I had immense admiration and respect for his intellect, his fun loving personality, his athleticism, and mostly his kindness to all he knew. He was one of those men who was a true gentle man to all who were privileged to have called him “friend”. Peace be with you, dear Dave. Sincere sympathy to Patti and the rest of Dave’s family.

Susan Arrington

October 19, 2018

Dan, Addison , Autumn and I are praying for you! So sorry for your loss, we are privileged to have spent time with Dave and you and been able to get to know Yall. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Suellyn Dalton

October 19, 2018

Sincere, loving thoughts and prayers for you, Patty and your family. Wish we could be there for you. Dave was an outstanding human being who was a Shepherdstown High School star. I know he served his country, his community, and his family very well. Bless you and yours in the ensuing days. You and Dave are in our thoughts and prayers.
Suellyn and Tony Dalton and Andrea Lehman.

Dion Cole

October 17, 2018

Lots of wonderful memories through grade school, high school and at the class reunions . Dave was good friend, full of life and fun to be around. He will be missed by all of us who knew him. Thoughts and prayers for Patty and all the family. Dion and Jan Cole

Bob Scarborough

October 17, 2018

An excellent Naval officer, Shipmate and friend. Thank you for your service, RIP Mr. Lucas.

Patrice Boulanger

October 17, 2018

Dave was a great and kind man. Patti was a member of our book club when they lived in Maryland. Each and every time we went to their home for a meeting, Dave was always there to help Patti out with hosting and to visit with the book club members, always taking an interest in our lives, kids, real estate questions, etc. They hosted our book club at many different times, but our favorite was during the holidays, as Patti and Dave decorated their house so impressively and it always felt so welcoming. We have missed you both since you moved to North Carolina, but we will carry our fond memories of Dave always. My thoughts and prayers are with you Patti.

Carol Van Evera

October 17, 2018

We have lost our most admired and loved classmate. Dave was our friend and leader of our class of 1960, Shepherdstown High School.
Our love and prayers for Patty and his family.

wilson white

October 17, 2018

All of the students at Shepherdstown High School looked up to and respected Dave. I was only a seventh grader when I first knew Dave and he was one of my idols. I followed his athletic career and the the thing I remember most was in basketball he shot the basketball under handed at the foul line and made almost all of his shots. It was something I will never forget. He was an outstanding student and was a role model for everyone. It was an honor to have been at Shepherdstown High School with Dave. He will be greatly missed by all of us who attended Shepherdstown High. My prayers for Patty and his family.