Perry Lucas Obituary (2021) – Madison, WI

Lucas, Perry Edward “Ed” Jr.

BATON ROUGE, La. – Perry Edward “Ed” Lucas Jr., 90, handed peacefully though surrounded by his loving household on July 26, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. Ed was born April 21, 1931, to Perry Edward Lucas Sr. and Pearl Elsie Treen Lucas. He grew up in Zachary and Baton Rouge and graduated from College Lab University in 1951 and Centenary College in Shreveport in 1955. He joined the U.S. Military and served for a few a long time, mostly situated in Japan. He then went on to perform as a local pastor and youth director in a number of churches in Louisiana. He experienced many other occupations more than the several years but was most recognized for his important contributions as a social employee.

He was a lifelong Methodist and satisfied the enjoy of his everyday living, Lois, at church in Chicago, Ill., where by they ended up married in 1967. They lived in Chicago, Baton Rouge and Shreveport, La., and Madison, Wis., for the duration of their practically 54 several years of marriage. He retired from the Point out of Louisiana in 1986. After retirement, he relished instructing speedreading mini-classes at UW in Madison, Wis., for 15 many years and also worked for the Oregon Wisconsin College District, shadowing special education students. Ed enjoyed volunteering and put in countless hours through his daily life serving at locations these types of as meals pantries, following-college programs, and church buildings. He was a cherished son, brother, partner, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, mentor, instructor, and close friend.

Ed is preceded in death by his mother and father and his sister, Amelia Ann Lucas Day. He is survived by his spouse, Lois Ellen Clavel Lucas small children, Lisa (Bryan) Turnbull, Beth (Stephen) LaCour, Perry “Ted” Edward Lucas, III and foster son, Christopher Vega grandchildren, Bryanna and Brooke Ellen Turnbull, Sawyer and Amelia LaCour, Gabriel Lucas and Lucy Liu Gaines-Luca, and numerous friends and relatives.

Most describe Ed as light and variety. It brought Ed so much pleasure to share the like of Christ with other folks and to provide our Lord. In memory of him: smile generally, specially at strangers, and exercise random functions of kindness every day. At Ed’s ask for, his body was donated to science via The Bureau of Anatomical Services, LSUHSC in New Orleans.

All are invited to the celebration of his lifestyle on Friday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m., at College UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3350 Dalrymple Push, Baton Rouge, LA. Specific thanks to the health care pros at Baton Rouge Clinic and Mary Fowl Perkins and to The Hospice of Baton Rouge for their treatment and help though working with Alzheimer’s ailment and bladder cancer.

Posted by Madison.com on Jul. 30, 2021.