William Michael ‘Mike’ Lucas
Published 11:08 am Friday, August 17, 2018
William Michael “Mike” Lucas, 61, died on Aug, 15, 2018 after a valiant battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.
He was born July 1, 1957 in Greensboro to Vivian Marie Wrenn Lucas and the late William Junior Lucas. He attended Rockingham Community College, UNC-G and GTCC, obtaining a degree in business administration. He worked in the dialysis industry most of his career, starting out as a technician in the 1980s and worked 27 years for Fresenius Medical Care, North America, advancing to national service manager. He was responsible for a national team of managers and technicians who served the country with dialysis installations. He experienced skiing in the French Alps, riding side by side with his wife on many Harley motorcycle adventures that included the costal highways of California and the Blue Ridge Mountains. He rafted the rapids of the Gually River in West Virgina and maneuvered race cars at speeds of 200 mph. He enjoyed creating life experiences with his children and grandchildren and special trips together with his wife, Sister Kim and John Tysinger. He will be remembered from his work family as a man of integrity, commitment to quality services and fairness to his work team. He will be remembered by family and friends as a man of organization, honesty, a resource on the ability to “fix anything” and his quick wit. He was an active member of Hillsdale United Methodist Church in Advance. His church family watched him grow in his faith and understood that Jesus Christ is his savior.
He is also preceded in death by brother, Jerry Wayne Lucas.
Survivors: his wife, Jo Ellen George Lucas; daughter, Sarah Michelle Smith (Nathan); step-son, Marcus Taylor Bell ( Jessica); sister, Kim Lucas Tysinger, (Dr. John Tysinger); mother-in-law, Joyce Avery George and brother-in-law, John George; 3 granddaughters, Delilah Rose Bell, Lydia Taylor Bell and Salem Sutherland Smith; and many friends and family, including his daughter’s mother, Sarah Riggs Lucas.
The family will receive guests from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17 at Frank Vogler and Son’s Funeral Home in Clemmon. A celebration of life officiated by Pastor Jerry Webb will take place Saturday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. at Hillsdale United Methodist Church in Advance. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons.
Memorials:Hillsdale UMC Baptism Pool fund.