James E. Lucas, 80, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Sunday, February 16, 2020, at Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha, Iowa. Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Pastor John Caughron will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at Mount Clark Cemetery, Central City, Iowa.
Jim was born August 28, 1939, in Halifax County, North Carolina, the son of Arrington and Lydia Lucas. He served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1960 – 1962. Jim married Susan Fleming on July 1, 1964, in Marion, Iowa. He worked at Wilson Foods and Allen Motors. Later in life he enjoyed mowing the city golf courses while working for the City of Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Susan Lucas of Cedar Rapids; son, Johnny Ray (Michele) Lucas of Cripple Creek, Colorado; granddaughter, Gabrielle (Cody) Soppe, of Greeley, Iowa; siblings, Myrtle Vick, Bill (Shirley) Lucas, Christine (Bobby) Wiggins, Pat (Pete) Whiltey, Kay Lucas, and Mary Ann Webb, all of North Carolina; many nieces and nephews; and his “Iowa Family”, The Recker’s of Lamont.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Sam and Howard; sisters, Mildred (Finnie) Cherry, Betty Lou (Herman) Rogister, and Edna Lucas; and brothers-in-law, Howard Vick and Jesse Webb.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha.
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