Charles W. Lucas, age 89, of Johnson, Kansas died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Stanton County Long Term Care Unit in Johnson, Kansas. He was born January 16, 1925 in Belpre, Kansas, the son of Carl and Estella (McKinney) Lucas.
Charles moved to Stanton County with his family when he was five years old. He attended a one room school and graduated from Johnson High School. He also attended Bethany Nazarene College in Bethany, Oklahoma for two years before coming home to farm. Charles enjoyed jalopy car racing and was known as “Old 88”. Charles farmed in Stanton County and was a Pioneer Seed dealer. He married Myrna Close on May 13, 1946 in Bethany, Oklahoma. Charles 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. Charles was active and instrumental in the building, renovation and addition to the Bethel Church of the Nazarene. Charles was a private pilot and a member of the Flying Farmers.
Survivors include his wife, Myrna of their home; sons, Cameron Lucas and wife Anita of Kooskia, Idaho, Loren Lucas and wife Lynette of Johnson, Kansas; daughters, Kathy Patredis and husband Mark of Bethany, Oklahoma, Cynthia Prowell and husband Scott of Lenexa, Kansas; sister, Mary Jane Riggs, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Charles is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation: 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson.
Funeral Service: 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene in Johnson, Kansas with Pastor Ken Armstrong officiating.
Interment: Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Bethel Church of the Nazarene or Stanton County Hospital in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855.