Lodge “Jack” Lucas
Jack Lucas, 92, of San Antonio, formerly of Uvalde, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the inability to have social gatherings, the family will hold a private memorial fishing trip to honor Jack’s life.
A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Lodge, known as Jack by all that knew him best, was born in Yorktown, Texas, on August 22, 1927, to parents Lodge Joe “Faph” Lucas and Florence “Nana.”
He graduated from East Bernard High School, attended Shriner College and graduated as a track star from Baylor University where he held records in high jump and long jump for many years.
He was married to the love of his life, Joan Eberhart, for 50 glorious years before she preceded him in heaven. They raised their son Rex in Houston and later in Chicago where the family moved in 1961. They then returned to Houston in 1971 due to his dedication and lifelong service to Tenneco.
Jack had the brightest smile and an unrivaled sense of wit. He was always joyful, loving and never missed the opportunity to give a dog a treat. In his younger years, he was an incredible athlete leading to his lifelong nickname of “Jack” resulting from his ability to jump further than a jackrabbit.
Throughout his entire life, he was an avid fisherman, golfer and bird hunter.
Church and faith were on the forefront of Jack’s life. He never missed a Sunday service or Bible study class and every meal was certainly blessed.
He sought out every opportunity to help others, including countless blood donations and ultimately choosing to donate his body to science.
Most of all, he loved his family, his dogs, and a good game of dominoes, gin, or cribbage.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Lodge “Faph” and Florence “Nana”; his wife, Joan; his sister, Kathryn Bettencourt, and his cousin, Monty Joe Mitchell.
He is survived by son, Rex Lucas; granddaughter, Morgan Peeler and husband Marc; grandson, Garrett Lucas and fiancée Callie McDonald; and nephew, Chip Shelton and wife Mary-Ann.
The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff with Senior Buddies and the Cibolo Creek Rehabilitation Center for making Jack’s final days as comfortable as possible. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the San Antonio Humane Society in his memory.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the staff of Holt & Holt Funeral Home of Boerne. To share words of comfort with the family, please visit www.holtfh.com.
The preceding is a paid obituary.