The Norman Transcript


December 2, 2013

Gus E. Lucas

NORMAN — Gus E. Lucas, 74, of Norman, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. He was born July 26, 1939, to Holmes R. and Onie Bell Maxwell Lucas in Tishomingo.

He graduated from Tishomingo High School in 1958. He readily joined the Navy soon after and honorably served for a number of years. During this time, he met and married Carole Elizabeth Robertson on June 25, 1961. They were married for 46 years, until her passing, and raised five children.

The family moved to Norman so Gus could attend the University of Oklahoma to study mechanical engineering. He spent the majority of his work career maintaining aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and for instilling the value of hard work and dependability in his children. Gus loved fishing, working in the yard and, in the last few years, could often be found chatting with his neighbors or reading his Bible.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carol; his sons Michael and Daniel; and his sisters Shelby and Kathryn.

He is survived by his son, Tim and wife Sara of Texas; his daughters Kathy and husband Ron of Wisconsin, Becky of Oklahoma and Patty of Texas; his sister, Ruth Ann Riley; and 10 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wildwood Community Church, 1501 24th Ave. NE in Norman.

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