JAMES EDWARD “JIM” LUCAS, 76, of Branchland, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord July 29, 2021. He was born July 21, 1945, in Huntington, son of the late Herman Bias and Gurnia Lucas. Jim retired from the WV Division of Highways after 35 years of service and loved the Cincinnati Reds. He was a devoted member of Christ Temple Church, where he was saved on Father’s Day 2009 and was baptized and served faithfully as an usher, and was also known to many as “Candy Man,” passing out candy. He is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Donna Sue Porter Lucas. In addition to his wife, he is survived by the loves of his life: daughters, Tina (Charles) McIntosh of Barboursville, Amy Beth (Todd) Caldwell of Barboursville and Sheila (David) Bryant of Logan, W.a.; one son, Donny (Jessica Whitmore) Burress of Nitro, W.Va.; his pride and joys, five grandchildren: Tyler and Ally Caldwell, Mikayla McIntosh, Ryan (Amber) Bryant, Tylah (Chris) Bryant; two great-grandchildren, Maddie and Jaxon Bryant; two sisters, Linda Maynard and Pat Bias, both of Kenova; one brother, Gary “Red” (Betty) Bias of Huntington; special first cousins, Herbie (Sharon) Lucas of Branchland, W.Va., Terry Triplett of Branchland, W.Va.; as well as a host of other family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, 6357 E. Pea Ridge Road, Huntington, WV 25705, near Barboursville, with Pastors Chuck Lawrence and Keith Watters officiating. Burial will follow in Green Valley Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va. The family will receive friends two hours prior to service time on Tuesday at the mortuary. The services will be livestreamed on the Henson and Kitchen Mortuary Website, Facebook and YouTube pages. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.hensonandkitchen.com.
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