Fred Maurice Lucas, 77, of Ranson, WV, and formerly of Hamilton, VA, departed this life quietly and peaceful on Oct. 9, 2018, at Hospice of the Pan Handle, Kearneysville, WV.
He was born on April 30, 1941 to the late John Westley Lucas and Mary Jane Mitchell Lucas. Fred had four siblings, who preceded him on his journey to heaven: Isaac Westley Lucas, Flossie Mable Cook, Charles Mckinley Lucas, Lawrence Leo Lucas.
“Pop-pop,” and Fredy are fond names given to him by his grandchildren and family and friends. He joined Mt. Zion United Methodist Church as a young child and was baptized at an early age. He was a hard worker and he was known for the up-keep of the cemetery as an assistant to the director, helping with the marking of the grave sites.
He was educated in the Loudoun County Public Schools attending Carver Elementary, and graduated from Douglas High School. He loved to work on cars. He would do anything for anyone.
Fred was a former military soldier in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in 1969. He was united in marriage to Esther Jean Nickens in 2000. With the joining of lives, he became the proud father of Montey Allen.
He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Money Jay Allen and son-in-law, Tony Allen of Ranson, West Virginia. Three sisters, Ruby Sanford of Sterling; Pearl Lucas and Frances Lucas of Leesburg,; two grandchildren, Brooklyn Nickens and Tony Allen, Jr. A host of nieces and nephews, and other family and friends.
A viewing will be held n Thursday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 250 West VA Ave., Hamilton, VA 20158. Interment will be at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Hamilton.
[Lyles Funeral Service serving Northern VA, Eric S. Lyles Director Lic. VA, MD, DC 800-388-1913.]