Obituary: Eric Lucas

Submitted by Cheney Witt Funeral Home

Eric Scott Lucas, age 56, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, June 27, following a traffic accident.

He was born September 17, 1960, in Fort Scott, the son of Lewis “Bill” and Faye Cook Lucas. He worked most of his life as a self-employed mechanic. He owned and operated Eric and Sons shop, recently renamed Eric and Mandy’s in Redfield, Kan. He married Amanda Roberts on January 11, 1980, in Wichita, Kan. A self-proclaimed “gearhead,” Eric couldn’t pass a tool sale without stopping. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed an occasional prank. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a faithful husband who loved his family and his favorite dog, Biff. He was a member of the Mt. Orum Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Amanda of the home; four children, Madgelene Harper and husband Danny, Uniontown, Kan.; Eric Lucas, Jr., and Sarah, Redfield, Kan., Sarah McCormick and husband Jeffrey, Lewis, Iowa; and Heath Lucas, Redfield, Kan.; his father, Bill Lucas and wife Charlotte, Humboldt, Kan.; a sister, Karon Schnichels, Fort Scott; 16 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son Ernest Owen Lucas; a sister, Melody Ann Lucas; and his mother.

Rev. Jeff Cokeley will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Cremation will follow. Memorials are suggested to the Eric Lucas Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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