Age 66, Elkton, Va.
Ricky Joe Lucas Sr., 66, of Elkton, Va., went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 25, 2023. Born February 6, 1957, at Luray, Va., he was the son of the late Lion Sylvester and Oneida Carrie Meadows Lucas.
On May 5, 1985, he married Tammy Louise Stanley who preceded him in death on November 9, 2015. He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Lucas.
Rick served our country in the United States Marine Corps. His working career was with the Virginia Department of Corrections from where he retired. He continued his career serving others at Sunnyside Retirement Community. Most recently he enjoyed his seasonal job with the Shenandoah National Park where he felt at home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He was a member of Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving are a son, R.J. Lucas, Jr.; two daughters, Whitney McAlister and husband, Travis and Ethel Butler and husband, Robert; his fiancée, Vickie Dean; a brother, Wayne Lucas and wife, Donna and their daughter, Deborah Moomaw; three grandchildren, Wesley Butler, Courtney Butler and Wrenley McAlister whom enjoyed spending time with her Pappy on his farm. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2023, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church in Shenandoah with Pastors Jim Kite, Larry Sullivan and Carter Dean officiating. Interment will follow at Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church or Shenandoah Assembly of God Church.