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OBITUARY

Gary David Lucas

May 5, 1937December 17, 2020

Gary David Lucas, 83, a lifelong resident of Shenandoah, died December 17, 2020 at Sentara RMH in Harrisonburg.

A son of the late Carl F. and Inez Claire McAlister Lucas, he was born on May 5, 1937 in Shenandoah. He was retired from the U.S. Army after serving his country for twenty years. He also worked for the U.S. Park Service for 13 years.

Gary was a life member of the Shenandoah VFW Post 8613, Avis O. Comer, a member of Luray Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, and the New Market Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Gary enjoyed mushroom hunting, loved Old Milwaukee Beer, and was an avid New York Yankees fan.

On October 1, 1970, he married Allison Marie Weaver Lucas who survives. Also surviving are his sons, David Lucas and wife Donna of Elkton; Michael Lucas and wife Crissy of Stanley; daughter Rebecca Lawson and husband Jerry of Briery Branch; grandchildren, Jason Lawson and wife Amy, Joseph Lawson and wife April, Cordell Lucas, Caden Lucas, Caelyn Lucas, Jessica Thomas and husband Chandler, and Jonathon Morris; five great-grandchildren; his brother, Gordon Lucas of West VA; and five sisters, Naomi Foley, Violet Austin, Jean Sublett, Kay Comer, and Yvonne Loker. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday, December 21, 2020 at the Shenandoah VFW Post 8613, Avis O. Comer, 1103 Varina Avenue, Shenandoah, VA 22849.

Funeral services will also be held at the VFW on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Wayne Wright officiating. Burial with Military Rites will follow in McAlister Cemetery, Pendleton Lane in Shenandoah.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Shenandoah VFW Post 8613, Avis O. Comer.

Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseykygerfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Allison Marie Weaver Lucas, Wife
  • David Lucas (Donna), Son
  • Michael Lucas (Crissy), Son
  • Rebecca Lawson (Jerry), Daughter
  • Jason Lawson (Amy), Grandchild
  • Joseph Lawson (April), Grandchild
  • Cordell Lucas, Grandchild
  • Caden Lucas, Grandchild
  • Caelyn Lucas, Grandchild
  • Five, Great-Grandchildren
  • Gordon Lucas, Brother
  • Naomi Foley, Sister
  • Violet Austin, Sister
  • Jean Sublett, Sister
  • Kay Comer, Sister
  • Yvonne Loker, Sister
  • Inez Claire McAlister Lucas, Mother (deceased)
  • Carl F. Lucas, Father (deceased)
  • Seven, Brothers (deceased)
  • Two, Sisters (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jason Lawson, Active Pallbearer
  • Cordell Lucas, Active Pallbearer
  • Caden Lucas, Active Pallbearer
  • Robert Austin, Active Pallbearer
  • Jerry Martin, Active Pallbearer
  • Todd Sublett, Active Pallbearer
  • Daryl Sublett, Active Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Shenandoah VFW Post 8613, Avis O. Comer

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 21, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Memories

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Tommy Jenkins

December 24, 2020

My prayers to the entire family. Gary was a good man and a true patriot. He loved helping others but especially his fellow veterans .
He was my mentor and taught me so much about the workings of the VFW before passing the torch to me after serving 14 years as Post 8613's Commander. He was teacher and a friend. I will always cherish my time with him. He fought a long fight as a true warrior but we all know he is at rest and in a better place. God Bless.

Kathy&Jerry Taylor

December 21, 2020

We were so Sorry to hear about Gary he was a Great man , we Loved it when he would come by and talk , he reminded me so much of my Dad . We don’t get out and go very much cause of the virus but we had him in our Prayers for along time and now he is with the rest of our Family enjoying the reunion and one day we will be right there with him , may God Bless all of you and keep you in his care , he will be missed going pass the house and blowing the horn or stopping in for alittle while , he really thought the world of my Dad and my Dad did him to , God Bless and we will Miss him πŸ’”πŸ™πŸ’”

Tina Merica

December 21, 2020

Allison, David & Michael, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Gary. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Jan Robinson

December 18, 2020

Yvonne, Robbie & I are sad to hear of your brothers passing. Our prayers go out to you and family.

Lora Campbell

December 18, 2020

So sorry to hear about the passing of Gary. He was such a nice person and helped us a lot at the VFW when Jessica was in travel ball. RL and I enjoyed our talks with Gary and will miss seeing him drive by the house and wave. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. Love,
RL and Lora Campbell

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