JOHNSON – Charles W. Lucas, 89, died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Stanton County Long Term Care Unit in Johnson.
He was born Jan. 16, 1925 to Carl and Estella (McKinney) Lucas in Belpre.
He married Myrna Close on May 13, 1946 in Bethany, Okla.
He graduated from Johnson High School.
He also attended Bethany Nazarene College in Bethany, Oklahoma for two years before coming home to farm.
He enjoyed jalopy car racing and was known as “Old 88”.
He was a Pioneer Seed dealer.
He was an original board member of the Stanton County Hospital and served on the board when it was built.
He also served on the Stanton County Development and Bethel Church of the Nazarene boards. He was active in the building, renovation and addition to the Bethel Church of the Nazarene.
He was a private pilot and a member of the Flying Farmers.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Cameron Lucas and wife Anita, Kooskia, Idaho and Loren Lucas and wife Lynette, Johnson; daughters, Kathy Patredis and husband Mark, Bethany, Okla. and Cynthia Prowell and husband Scott, Lenexa; sister, Mary Jane Riggs, Oklahoma City; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
• Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene in Johnson with Pastor Ken Armstrong presiding.
Burial will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Garnand Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Bethel Church of the Nazarene or Stanton County Hospital in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855