He was preceded in death by his parents, James (Jimmie) Lucas and Brenda Simpkins and his in-laws, Allen and Shirley Bryant, and a grandchild.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Melissa Lucas (Sweetcheeks); his children, Samantha and Danielle Lucas; three brothers and their significant others, Mark (Stephanie) Lucas, John (Ami) Lucas, and Joey Lucas (Laura); a sister, Leona (Jamie) Adkins; brothers-in-law Jimmy (Barbara) Pack, Allen Pack, and a special brother-in-law, David Helton; sisters-in-law, Mary (Jeff) Linkous, and Jackie Bryant (fiancé, Carl Jr. Letner); and multiple aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins; four very special lifelong friends Donnie and Tina Shephard, Ralph Janey, and Kevin Yoders.
After dropping out of high school, he decided to go back and get his diploma. It took him three years to get it, but he did it. He worked at Turman Lumber Company as a sawyer for 30 years. In his spare time he enjoyed being with friends and family, hunting, fishing, wood working, and riding his Harley.
You could always catch him tinkering around with things and fixing them back. He had a special heart for his dogs and bird (Babe). He would do anything for anyone and had a heart of gold, as well as always having a smile on his face no matter what. The family offers a special thank-you to CAMC Trauma Center of West Virginia for the care given to Luke.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, from 4 to 6 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity or to help with expenses.