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November 25, 1934 - September 7, 2014
Col. Ray Evans Lucas
Colonel Ray Evans Lucas (Ret. AF), 79, of Merritt Island, Florida, loving and dedicated husband, father, son and brother, went home peacefully to Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sept. 7, 2014. Ray was surrounded by his loving family as he passed into the glorious arms of Christ Jesus. He was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Washington, Georgia, to the late Earl Harris Lucas Sr. and Lucy Ellington Ray.
Ray leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years, Willene Hastings Lucas; daughters, Julia Ann Diakakis (Saki), and Kathleen Marie Lucas; and son, Earl Kendall Lucas (Angela). He was the loving grandfather of Aaron Lucas and Alexandra Diakakis. He also leaves behind his siblings, Earl Harris Lucas Jr., Kathleen Lanneau Freeman, Paul Ray Lucas and Basil Victor Lucas. Cousins, many nieces and nephews were also touched by Ray. A hero and champion to all who knew and loved him, he will be sorely missed and forever in our hearts. Salute, Ray, to a life well lived.
A memorial service will take place at South Patrick Chapel, 854 Harrier Ave. Satellite Beach, Fla. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Islands Cremation, 405 S. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, FL 32952.