The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Death Notices

November 21, 2012

Gene V. Lucas

Published 11-21-12

ENID, Okla. — Memorial service for Gene V. Lucas, 85, will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, with Pastor Thomas House and Rev. Kenneth Wade officiating.

A private family burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory.

Gene was born to V. Eugene and Nancy “Nannie” (Dobson) Lucas on April 30, 1927, in Weatherford, Okla., and passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Enid.

Gene led an exciting life, learning the cowboy life from Oklahoma to Montana. He later joined the U.S. Marines and then served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Alaska.

This is where he learned highway and runway construction, Bering Sea survival and outdoor living.

On Sept. 14, 1952, he married Betty Jo Gann at Woodward Christian Church.

Gene later built highways and runways in Oklahoma before forming L&L Transports Inc., which he operated for 55 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s and Redeemer Lutheran churches, serving as an elder at both.

Gene is survived by wife, Jo of the home; four sons, Mark Lucas and wife Elsie of Lake Dallas, Texas, Bret Lucas of Enid, Patrick Lucas and wife Joleta of Fairmont, and Kelly Lucas of Ardmore; four grandchildren, April Moller and husband Ron, and their daughter Allison, all of Mesa, Ariz., Paul Lucas of Denton, Texas, and Matthew Lucas and wife Jennifer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Flo Crites and husband James of Merced, Calif.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Alan and Woody; sister, Myrna Montoy; and grandson, Jeremiah Ross Lucas.

Memorials are to Redeemer Lutheran Building Fund or O.M.R.F., Alzheimer division.

Condolences online at

(Submitted by family)


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