Donihue Lucas

Published 5:33 pm Friday, July 10, 2015

Donihue Lucas

Jan. 29, 1950 – July 9, 2015


Mr. Donihue “Donnie” Lucas, age 65, a resident of 569 North Boyd Rd, Pinetown, N.C. died Thursday, July 9, 2015 peacefully at his home surrounded by family.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 P.M., Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.

The family will receive friends Sunday 2:00 P.M. until the service hour and other times at the home of his daughter, Sandy Stell.

Mr. Lucas was born in Wilson County on January 29, 1950, to Grace Taylor Lamm and the late Clifton Lucas. On September 26, 1967 he joined the Army and served three tours in Vietnam. After his time in the Army, he was employed with the Washington Garment Company; he was the materials draftsman for the children’s clothing line with more than 30 years of service. Donnie had a love of racing, cars and riding motorcycles.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his daughter: Sandy Stell and husband Sam of Pinetown; a brother Ted Wayne Lucas and wife Pat of Wilson: a sister: Judy L. Thorne and husband Charles of Wilson; a brother-in-law: Buster Elmore of Wilson; two grandchildren: Marshall Stell and Katie Grace Stell of Pinetown; three nephews: Jason Elmore of Burlington, Carlie R. Thorne and Scott Lucas both of Wilson

Mr. Lucas is preceded in death by his father, a sister, Becky L. Elmore, and a step-dad James Ed “Shorty” Lamm.

Mr. Donnie Lucas donated his body to the ECU Brody School of Medicine, Anatomy and Cell Biology department.

The family would like to say a special thank-you for the love and dedication of the private care-givers: Chris Bembridge, Brandy Baynor, Phyllis Harris and his main care-giver Gail Asby.

Flowers are appreciated however the family kindly asks for memorials to be made in honor of Donnie to the: Wounded Warrior Project, 1990 Fordham Dr., Suite 100, Fayetteville, N.C. 28304.

Mr. Donnie’s video tribute may be viewed and condolences may be addressed to the family online both by visiting

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Lucas family.