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1952 Joe 2023

Joe Lucas,Jr.

February 14, 1952 — April 28, 2023


It is with great sadness that we announce that Mr. Joe Lucas, 71, of Hartsville, died peacefully among close family on Friday, April 28, 2023 while at home. 

The family will receive friends at 1001 Hampton St., Hartsville, SC. 

Arrangements will be announced by Davis Funeral Home, LLC.


Mr. Joe Lucas, Jr. was born February 14, 1952 in Darlington County. He was the son of the late Joe Lucas, Sr., and Annie Mae Lucas. He was educated in the Darlington County public schools.

He was a member of New Testament Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Ira Timmons. Joe worked various jobs. He was passionate about the work he did for the late Judge Neil McDonald and his family: his son, Dr. Thomas McDonald, Attorney Charles McDonald, and Executive John McDonald.

He also worked as a cement finisher until his health declined.

He really enjoyed fishing. His friends knew him as "Rooster".

Joe Lucas Jr. was preceded in death by his parents: Joe and Annie Mae Lucas; also, his grandmother, Mrs. Byrda Campbell, who help raised him in the home and numerous aunts and uncles on both sides that preceded him in death.

Surviving to cherish the memory and maintain the legacy of Joe is his very loving, caring and devoted wife of the home, Shirley Lucas; his children, Pamela Lucas (Michael Rice) of Hartsville, SC, Joe Lucas (Shorinda Williams) of Columbia, SC and Derrick (Karen) Lucas of High Point, NC; grandchildren, Tiara Lucas (Nireash Timmons), Kieren Lucas of Hartsville, SC, Niya Willis and Alaija Lucas of High Point, NC; great-grands, Harmony Williams, Nireash Timmons, Jr. and Tray’Shun Joe Lucas Timmons all of Hartsville, SC; one sister, Catherine H. Brown (Kitten) of Florence, SC; three nieces, Carrol Hunter, Cathy Hunter, and Cindy Hunter all of Florence, SC; two great nieces, Chelsea H. Ervin and Chasity Hunter of Florence, SC; two aunts, Pauline Gee of Hartsville, SC and Edell Campbell of Waterbury, CT; father-in-law, James (Vivian) Johnson, Sr.; sister -in -law, JoAnn Johnson and brother-in-law, James Johnson both of Hartsville, SC; a special niece, Danyell (Flossie) Sowells; and a host of cousins, family and friends.



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