Earl J. Lucas, 75, of Wilmington, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. Mr. Lucas was born November 22, 1940, in Erwin.
Mr. Lucas married Iva Holder and lived in many places, often traveling with offshore work. Later in life, he worked as an over-the-road trucker, and then finally as a maintenance man for Spartan Food Systems. He was a hard worker and a good provider.
He is survived by his son, Ernie Lucas, and daughter-in-law, Wanda Lucas; one daughter, Joy Rascoe; seven grandchildren; Joyce Lucas, Devon Hoodless, Robert Lucas, Erica Rascoe, Danielle Lucas, Shane Lucas and China Lucas; and eight great-grandchildren, Aiden Lucas, Haleigh Hoodless, Sebastian Lucas, Elayna Lucas, Kelsey Lucas, Camden Lucas, Isabella Negrete and Caleigh Crawford.
Mr. Lucas wished to be cremated after donating his remains to science. A small memorial service will be held for family and friends at a time not yet determined.
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