Eugene Lucas passed away January 18, 2013 in Carrollton, Texas. Gene was born to T.Z. and Mildred Lucas on October 18, 1941 in Lancaster, SC. Gene worked for F & F Steel in Greenville for several years. Gene served his country with honor in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. Gene is preceded in death by his parents, T.Z. and Mildred Lucas and his sister, Veronica Lucas. He is survived by his son, Patrick Lucas and his wife Andrea; daughter, Gena Short and her husband Steve; grandchildren Mason and Logan Lucas and Michael and Salanna Short; sister Toni Shelnutt and her husband Leslie; as well as numerous friends and neighbors. A gathering of friends will be held Wednesday January 23, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm at Peters Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Thursday January 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM at IOOF Cemetery in Quinlan Texas.