Arthur Robert “A.R.” Lucas III

Arthur Robert “A.R.” Lucas III, 73, of Texas City, Texas was called home to God on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston. A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, Galveston, on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jonathan Totty officiating, followed by a reception and celebration of life.

Mr. Lucas was born on January 2, 1949 to Arthur Robert “Luke” and Dorothy Louise Snow Lucas, Jr. in Galveston, Texas. As a young Boy Scout, his mother served as the Den Mother to him and his brothers, instilling values that Mr. Lucas would carry throughout his lifetime: commitment, honor, and friendship. After graduating from Ball High School and attending Galveston College, he attended a meat butchering and processing school in Ohio. Mr. Lucas joined the family business, Luke’s Little Supermarket and Deli, where he became a trusted owner-operator of two main locations, Stewart Road and Harborside Drive, along with additional locations on the island. It was here in 1970, that Mr. Lucas met the love of his life when she walked into his store one day. Along with his beloved wife, Mr. Lucas was a courageous and esteemed business owner on Galveston Island for many years until his retirement in 2008 due to Hurricane Ike. As a dependable Pillar of the Community, Mr. Lucas dedicated his life to his cherished family and Grace Episcopal Church in Galveston, where he served on the Vestry as Junior Warden until his passing. Loved by all, Mr. Lucas will be remembered as kind, lighthearted, witty, always prepared to tell a joke and never having met a stranger. He enjoyed hunting, golf, and playing in his locally famous band ‘The King & The Counts’. The family is grateful that Mr. Lucas enjoyed a hunting trip surrounded by family at his brother’s ranch just a few months before his passing. Mr. Lucas earned the rank of Eagle Scout with The Boy Scouts of America, and he was a recipient of The Paul Harris Fellow Award by Rotary International. His achievements and impact on the community are immeasurable, and he will be greatly missed by everyone whose life he touched.

Preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Lucas is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Kathleen Ryan Lucas of Texas City; daughters, Heather Lucas Shafer and husband, Noah of Hunt, and Haley Lucas Higgins and husband, Alan of Hitchcock; grandchildren, Ragen and Brodie Shafer of Hunt; brothers, Willis M. Lucas and wife, Kathleen of League City, and Stephen M. Lucas and wife, Kimberly of Taylor; sister, Patricia “Petie” Lebanowski and husband, David of Pasadena; along with extended family, many friends and loved ones.

Mr. Lucas will be dearly missed by his family and friends. In-lieu-of flowers please make donations to Grace Episcopal Church, 1115 36th St., Galveston, Texas 77550, in care of Rev. Jonathan Totty, to honor Mr. Lucas’ memory and stewardship.  Arrangements are under the care of the James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque.

“The memory of the righteous is a blessing.” Proverbs 10:7

Mr. A.R. Lucas was, indeed, a beautiful blessing to this world.

Due to Covid 19 the family has requested that all attendees please wear masks to the service.


  1. Although we did not meet A.R., we felt as if we did because of the wonderful stories that were shared with us by his brother, Steve (who is our son-in-law.) We pray that each of his family members is comforted in that they will be reunited someday. May God bless you as you cherish and share the wonderful memories.
    God bless you, Jerry and Pat Harkey

    Jerry and Pat Harkey
  2. Sorry to hear about A.R. Our condolences to you all.

    Jesse & Fran Vaughan
  3. A.R. was a great man and I admired his dedication. Not only did I work for him at Luke’s Little Super, but I also rented a house from him for several years, so I got to know him very well. My prayers and thoughts are with all his family. Gone but never forgotten. RIP A.R. ❤🙏

    Renee "Addair" Jones
  4. I am very sorry to hear about A.R. passing. He was truly one of a kind.
    My condolences to Kathleen, Heather, Hayley and all of his loving family.

    Christine Lucas
  5. We are so saddened by the passing of AR. Our family truly enjoyed his company and he always made us feel loved. He was so sweet and this world was a better place with him in it. We pray now that God will wrap his loving arms around his family and bring you peace and comfort that only he can.

    With our deepest sympathies, The Rhone family

    Jodi Rhone
  6. A great friend and great man. A.R. I recall our Christmas Tree forts, tying a line to a purse and putting it in the middle of the street and pulling it back to us when someone stopped, starting a stamp collection using the stamps from his dad’s letters to his mom during WW II (of course after reading them), learning to play rummy at his grandparents home and many more great memories. His family was and is very special to me. A.R. Was loved by many, indeed by me.

    Sadly as we grow older we sometimes have fewer contacts with those who meant so much as youths. We are focused upon raising our families, but the memories and love for friends never diminishes. A.R. will forever live in my memories as a very special person whe was respected and loved by many.

    To his wife and children; due to a medical procedure, I may not make the service, But please know that my mind and heart felt sorrow is with you. You are a family that can be assured that he is with God.

    Robert Narvaez
  7. I am so sad to hear of A. R.’s passing. He was such a great guy. Always looked forward to seeing him in the bank. My condolences to Kathleen and all of his family.
    Prayers for all of you.


    Linda Doyle Jones Smith

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