James "Jimmy" McCelland Lucas, age 61, of Estill Springs, Tenn., departed this life on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
James, affectionately called Jimmy, was born in McKeesport, Pa., to Joseph and Suzanne Murga Lucas on May, 22, 1958. He previously was a resident of Liberty Borough, Pa.
Jimmy is the beloved baby brother of nine adoring sisters. Jimmy enlisted in the United States Air Force in October of 1979. He is a decorated airman with numerous awards that include the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and a Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Clusters. He retired after 22 years of honorable service.
Upon retirement, Jimmy worked another 18 years for Arnold Air Force Base.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Susan Littleton and Bonita Ring.
Jimmy is survived by his wife Christine (Gutierrez) Lucas; daughters from his first marriage, Sydney Suzanne Lucas and Whitney Lynn (Robert) Lucas-Segura; stepdaughter Heather (Joseph) Edens, step-son, Michael (Edith) Montano; sisters, Eva (Ernest) Teck, Michaeline (James) Hartnett, Maryanne (Ronald) Pope, Christine
(William) Kritikos, Grace Lucas, Ellen Hornfeck, Joanne (Thomas) Aquila; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Adam and Delores Gutierrez; sister-in-law Cathi (Hector) Gomez; brother-in-law Adam (Tracy) Gutierrez Jr; brother-in-law, Larry (Letty) Gutierrez; sister-in-law Edwina (Jesse) Lucero; seven grandchildren; a host of nieces and
nephews; and many other family members and friends that were blessed to be a part of Jimmy's incredible life.
Visitation with the family is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2020, in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Decherd.
Interment will follow in the Cowan Montgomery Cemetery with Full Military Honors bestowed.
Arrangements in charge of Grant Funeral Services, Estell Springs, Tenn.
Originally published January 22, 2020.