West End
James Robert Lucas, age 28, died Sunday (August 11, 2013).
A funeral service is planned for 4:00 pm on Wednesday (August 14, 2013) at First Presbyterian Church in Carthage with the Rev. Rick Martindale officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
A native of Moore County he was the son of Jimmie Ray Lucas and the late Carolyn Ann Dowd Lucas. He graduated from Appalachian State and was a history and war enthusiast. He enjoyed NASCAR and was an avid Mark Martin fan. He was a true animal lover and also enjoyed cooking for his family. He had just returned from North Dakota after working there for a year. He was anxious to broaden his travels. James Robert was a kind and gentle soul who loved his family and friends dearly.
In addition to his father, he is survived by step-mother, Carol Lucas; sisters, Anne Lucas, Meredith Marshburn & husband, Andy and Sarah Fann & husband, Mike all of West End, and Nancy McLendon of Apex and Caroline Lucas of Cary; three nieces, Connor Lucas, MacKenzie Smith and Harper Fann and one nephew, Reid Marshburn.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, PO Box 397, Carthage, NC 28327 or the ASPCA.
Online condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com.

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  1. So very sorry. I wish there was something I could do to make this better. Know you and your family are loved. Mary Lou and David Coffey

  2. Such a kind young man, who was dearly loved. To James Robert’s family, may our loving Lord be with you in the days and years to come and please know that James was loved by so many, God be with you.

  3. We send healing prayers to the Lucas family, may God comfort each one of you during this difficult time & forever. Philippians 4:7 Darlene and Danielle

  4. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Love, Tonia Shaw

  5. The loss of your dear loved one brings sadness and pain to your hearts. May family and friends be comforted by the Bible’s promise at Revelation 21:4, "And God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning

  6. Nancy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. No words can convey the sympathy in my heart for all of you during this time. If you need me, I am here. Michelle B.

  7. Nancy I am truly sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. I will keep you all in my prayers. Someone told me not to long ago to let GOD hold you close during this time and He will heal your broken heart. I am here if I can help you in a

  8. James Robert you will be missed, buddy! I’ve known you since kindergarten, and you always had a smile on your face and such a kind heart!!! We will all miss you greatly! May you rest in peace 🙂

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lucas Family! May each of you have comfort in God’s Word and His promises!

  10. A great guy who would do anything for anybody. He was everyone’s friend. I will miss you JR. Try not to get into any trouble.

  11. Meredith & Nancy,
    I just heard late last night of your loss. I’m SO VERY sorry. Having seen Connor several times recently I’ve thought many times of the good times we all had with Mary at Roy’s. You two were so wonderful to my folks, as was Sarah

  12. James Robert was absolutely one of the sweetest and well loved students in my second grade class. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Martha B. Lucas (Miss Barr)

  13. James was such a special person and a friend to many. We had some fun times in my class at Union Pines. He was very smart. I always enjoyed talking to him about UP football and fishing on the coast. I am so sorry for your loss. During this difficult time,

  14. We just saw the obituary last night. We are so sorry for your loss. We did not know him personally, but our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.

  15. I had the pleasure of working with James here at the YMCA in Bismarck, ND. He was a true asset to our organization and we were very sad to see him go. He truly cared about his work and had so much potential. I am so sorry to hear that James has passed awa

  16. Brian Marquardt and staff at Missouri Valley Family YMCA lit a candle for James Robert Lucas

  17. I am very sorry for your loss, James worked for me at the YMCA. We became good friends it made me sad when James told me he Needed to leave and go back home ,It breakes my heart to hear of his passing. James was liked and respected by all members and staf

  18. I worked with James here at the YMCA. We would talk NASCAR from time to time and who’s driver was a better driver. He was very kind and soft spoken. He was dearly missed when he left the facility and if there is anything that we can do, please let us know

  19. We are so sorry to hear that James passed away. He worked with Me at the YMCA. He was a great co-worker and friend. I invited him to the house for supper and he loved the kneophla soup that I made he had to have the recipe so he could make it at home for

  20. I miss you so much James Robert. The hurt is unbearable at times. I wish I would have known what you were going through…I think you would have found that we were a lot alike…we could have comforted each other. I am not mad at you…I am just broken he

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