William Scott Lucas, Sr., age 95, of Oak Island, a loving husband, father and grandfather, departed this life to be with his Lord on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
He was born in Mooresboro in Cleveland County, North Carolina on November 7, 1923. He graduated from NC State College with a BS Degree and received a Master’s Degree from Appalachian State University. Mr. Lucas retired in 1985 from teaching vocational agriculture at Northwood High School in Pittsboro, North Carolina.
He was a WWII Navy Veteran, serving in both the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea on the USS Jordan DE204 and in the Pacific on the USS McKean DD784.
Mr. Lucas was an active member of First Baptist Church of Oak Island, having served as Chairman of the Deacons, Trustee, Moderator, Sunday School Director and Sunday School teacher.
He joined the Masonic Lodge in 1951 and was an active member for over 68 years serving as Past Master in 1960, 1970 and 1977. He was also a member of the York Rite, Scottish Rite, and the Shrine.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Walter “J.W.” Lucas and May Aurelia Blanton; two brothers, James B. Lucas and Robert P. Lucas; and his lovely wife of 63 years, Hazel Whitaker Lucas.
He is survived a daughter, Sandra Lucas Hyde of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; son, William Scott Lucas, Jr. and wife Pamela Jane Hart of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina; son, Michael Walter Lucas of Oak Island; four grandchildren, Michael Kai Lucas, Stephen Michael Kiessling, Erica Brooke Kiessling and Emily Beth Kiessling; two great-grandchildren, Rowen Alexander Lucas and Ada Elizabeth Lucas; two nieces, Lynn Butler Brantley and Mary Lucas; and two nephews, Bobby Lucas and Frank Lucas.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Home, 1411 North Howe Street, Southport.
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Oak Island on Monday, July 8, at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Charlie Carter officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service.
Masonic graveside services will be provided by Pythagoras Lodge #249 at Northwood Cemetery in Southport.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Oak Island and Pythagoras Lodge #249.
Online condolences may be offered at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.
Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Home and Crematory, Southport.