Cleve Harrison Lucas Sr., age 75, passed away on Sunday December 20, 2020 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. 

Born on December 8, 1945, he was the son of the late William Franklin and Beulah Mae Wallace Lucas. 

He worked at Hamilton Beach Tool and Die for 28 years. In his later years of life he worked as a farrier. He had his own shooting range where he let local law enforcement officers practice. He served in the Army National Guard for four years. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers: William Franklin Lucas Jr. and James Wesley Lucas. 

He is survived by: his wife of 56 years Jean Mabe Lucas, two children: Cleve Harrison Lucas Jr. and wife Penny of West End, Tina Lucas White and husband Patrick of Pinehurst; four grandchildren: Marie Ray, Kenny Johnson, Avrie White, Steven White; and 5 great-grandchildren. 

The body will lie in state from 1:00-5:00 PM on Tuesday December 22, 2020. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday December 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Deep Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Wilson officiating. 

Online condolences may be offered at 

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lucas family.


Visitation: December 22, 2020 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home
402 Saunders Street
Carthage, NC 28327


Graveside Service: December 23, 2020 2:00 pm

Deep Creek Baptist Church
1995 Linden Road
Aberdeen, NC 28315

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  1. This hurts my heart to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with Jean ,Tina and the rest of the Lucus family. I have such nice memories of this sweet man.

  2. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Cleve was always friendly when I saw him. May you know that all of you are in our prayers. Wayne and Debbie Hollyfield

  3. Jean, Clevie, Tina, my heart is breaking for you. Cleve and Dad (Albert Burr) were close like brothers and we all loved him so much. We are praying for yall.

  4. Cleve was my farrier and friend over ten years. He was the only farrier my horses ever loved and each time he came to the farm I always learned something new from him. Cleve was a straight shooter but he always had a gentle compassionate touch for animals and the people he loved. He will be greatly missed and we are sorry sorry for your loss.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss… We enjoyed all our wagon trains with him… We had some good time together camping and riding horses..

  6. Cleve will most certainly be missed. He was always a good friend to my family and me. He worked on our horses starting in 1993 and became my friend over the years. He loved his family and his country and made no bones about it. JW

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