Stephen Doyle Lucas, age 57 of Benton, passed away August 30, 2023 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born September 11, 1965 in Stuttgart, Germany.
If it was fun to do, Steve Lucas was all in. From a young kid all the way through his latter adulthood, he loved spending time in the outdoors; from hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and building the very best campfires, he truly belonged in Nature. The only activity Steve didn’t like to do outside was traffic. Rest assured, he would find a way through it all in record time.
Steve was a hard worker, and very good at what he did. Several people have said he was the best electrician they’d ever worked with and taught his knowledge to countless people that went on to have life-long careers in the electrical field. He had 2 speeds – fast and faster. It was no surprise that his knowledge and understanding in this field sent him soaring above others; he was one of the smartest people you’d ever meet.
Steve loved to express his deep passion for freedom and friendships through music. Music brought him peace, and his love radiated from his fingertips through one of his favorite tools – an acoustic guitar. If there was one guarantee about Steve, when you saw him, he had his guitar somewhere with him. He didn’t just love the sound of music, he loved to teach it, too. One of his favorite things to do was play music for you. He loved going to concerts and watching his musical inspirations in professional form. If there is one thing absolute in the world, he knew every song and every band worth of note. If you knew him well enough, he’d make sure to quiz you in his edition of Name That Tune.
Steve was also a very passionate sports fan. He would never skip the opportunity to play catch with his sons, grandchildren and friends, no matter the weather. He loved his Razorbacks, was an unwavering Cub Fan and was a devout member of Raider Nation. Sports came very naturally to Steve, as he was good at almost every sport. He loved to play golf, basketball, baseball, football and even anything with a racket. One thing you could hardly ever beat him at, was horseshoes, washers, or bottle rocket wars.
Steve had an uncanny ability to immediately gain your friendship. It is commonly said, “All that knew him, loved him.” One friend you’d never see him without was his dog Boudreaux. Boudreaux went with him everywhere, because it was his very best friend, his lifelong buddy and companion.
Steve leaves behind a cherished legacy and is survived by his stepmother, Jackie Lucas; his sons, Stephen Lucas, Jr. and Seth Lynn Lucas; his daughters-in-law, Jasmine Lucas and Lacie Lucas; his sister, Cherrie Wilson; his brothers, Terry Little and Johnny Lucas; his brothers-in-law Blu Coburn, Jimmy Williams, And Danny Wilson; his grandchildren, Mason Lucas, Colten Lucas, and Summer Lucas; his aunt and uncle, Carolyn and Ron Eisenhuth; his cousin, Kathy Lortie; his aunt, Barbara Desantis; his cousin, Mike Chamlee; his aunt and uncle, Carolyn and Cliff Cullins; his niece, Katie Willett; and his nephew, James Little and niece, Taylor Little. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Green-Lucas; his father, Doyle Lucas; his brothers, James Little and Andy Lucas; his aunt, Jo-Ann Glahn; his uncle, Norman Gill; and his cousin, James Chamlee.
In honor of Steve’s life, memorial services will be held on Friday, September 8, 2023 at 4:00pm in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service; 2620 W Main St in Jacksonville, AR. Let us remember Steve’s vibrant spirit, his love for adventure, and his unwavering friendship. He would not want us to mourn his passing but rather celebrate his journey as he waves all the way up the Stairway to Heaven.
Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com