John Lucas '59
January 29, 2021 2:18 PM
updated: January 29, 2021 2:19 PM
John David Lucas
DECEMBER 16, 1933 – JANUARY 20, 2021
On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, John David Lucas, husband to Velma, father to Ann, and grandfather to Jennifer and Alexandra, passed away at the age of 87.
John was born on December 16, 1933 in Rosebud, Texas to William and Mincie Lucas. He married Velma Goeke on December 22, 1952, and raised their daughter, Ann Lucas (Kipple). He received his M.Ed. in Educational Administration, and M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling
at Texas A&M University in 1962, and began working in Education, teaching, counseling, and at the Texas Education Agency until 2005.
John had a passion working in education, and unsurprisingly rose through the ranks at TEA. He served as chairperson, coordinator, committee member, and board member of various education groups. While at TEA for almost 40 years, he served as a Chief Consultant
for the Division of Guidance Services and Director of Guidance and Counseling. He loved working with his hands either building something, helping neighbors and friends with whatever they needed, or working on cars; always proud of his Cadillacs.
Visitation 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home 2620 South Congress Avenue with Funeral Service to begin at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Capital Parks Cemetery 14501 N. IH 35, Pflugerville, Texas.
If you cannot join us and want to celebrate John’s life, please donate to your favorite education charity or public education advocacy group.
Currently, due to the substantial public risk, city and state government mandates that social gatherings of limited amounts may occur with strict social distancing protocol. Current COVID protocols for Travis County, guests must wear protective masks at all
times while inside the funeral home facility and practice the recommended six foot social distancing. Weed-Corley-Fish South will limit our capacity to 70 guests at a service while enforcing all distancing and hygiene standards. We appreciate your understanding.