Kurt Alan Lucas

Kurt Alan Lucas, Valley Falls, age 49, died in a motorcycle accident in Perry, Kansas, on September 25th, 2014.

Kurt was born December 13, 1964 to Donald and Rita Lucas in Lawrence, Kansas. He graduated from Lawrence High School. He served in the armed forces and held the rank of sergeant in the Kansas Army National Guard, 714th Maintenance Company. He worked for FedEx for 15 years in Lawrence and most recently as a swing driver in Lenexa.

He was a gifted mechanic and brought new life into many cars, motorcycles, bikes, and even a boat. He loved to fish and did it as often as he was able. He was very active and participated in Ironman, bicycle, and running competitions. He enjoyed creating and building and built much of his home in Valley Falls. He travelled when he could and loved Hawaii and hoped to go back again.

He had an infectious sense of humor and fun. He worked hard but always gave so much love and support to his family and friends. He was very spiritual and had a deep connection with God. He loved children and was a great uncle and mentor. He was full of integrity even in difficult circumstances.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Lucas; mother, Rita Lucas; and brother, Brian Lucas. He is survived by his brother Warren Lucas of Anchorage, Alaska; brother Scott Lucas of DeSoto, Kansas; and five nieces and two nephews.

Please join his family in a viewing Thursday, October 2nd, from 6-8pm at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

A memorial service will be held Friday, October 3rd beginning at 2pm, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence followed by graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the National Federation of the Blind at

National Federation of the Blind

200 East Wells Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21230,

nfb.org or may be sent in care of the mortuary.

8 Condolences

  1. Lori Swim on September 27, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I had only known Kurt for a couple of months, but in that short time discovered some amazing and admirable qualities in him. His death leaves a big gap in my heart. Kurt’s family has my most sincere condolences. I am so terribly sorry.

  2. Patty Smith on September 30, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Steve Barbee on September 30, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    To the Lucas family, my prayers are with the family! I knew Kurt and family when they lived on Tomahawk Dr. A person who was a great giver! You will be missed.

  4. Bob in Grandview, Missouri on October 1, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I am grateful for the life of Mr. Lucas. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

  5. Eric on October 2, 2014 at 9:20 am

    So sorry for your loss. Kurt was a GREAT guy. I have known him from as far back as Junior High. While in LHS we would get mistaken by the teachers for each other. Kurt and I just talked about how dangerous it is out on the bikes now a days. Seems so surreal that he lost his life this way. He will be missed my everyone one he has touched. (many people). God keep him close to you – he is a good one!

  6. Harold and Tina (Rose) Roseberry on October 10, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Not living in Lawrence anymore, we sometimes don’t hear news, good or bad, right away. Hearing of a death, is never something we want to hear about, and to have it be an old friend and high school classmate, it is just heart breaking.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kurt’s family. May you find comfort in the great memories of good times spent with Kurt. God Bless……Harold Roseberry, (Class of 1982) & Tina (Rose) Roseberry, (Class of 1986)

  7. Beatriz on October 18, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Today it is common that women and girls make up in plubic.He has quite a few friends.See you.It’s very kind of you to help me.I beg your pardon.The boy was too nervous to speak.The boy was too nervous to speak.Cheer up!Are you sure? Would you like to leave a message?

  8. Jennifer Delisle on December 2, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I just heard about Kurt’s death last night at a ‘neighborhood’ gathering in Valley Falls. I knew Kurt first as my FedEx guy in Lawrence, then as a neighbor. My husband helped him with some work on his house, and I bought a little fishing boat from him a few years back. We didn’t run into Kurt often but to see him was always a joyful occasion. He surprised me with a visit at my office only a few months ago. It’s very sad to know we will not see his bright smile again on this earth.

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