Josh Lucas • May 6, 2022

  Josh Lucas, 31, of Pensacola passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022 and was a lifelong resident of Pensacola.

  Shortly after Josh graduated high school, he enlisted in the Army where he was assigned to the First Platoon Alpha Company 2/505th 82nd Airborne Division. Josh was deployed to Afghanistan where he received multiple medals and concluded his service after nearly six years with the rank of Sergeant. After returning to Pensacola, Josh found a passion for welding fabrication and pursued a career restoring classic vehicles as well as fabrication for marine vessels. Josh was a great father to his two kids and loved spending time with family and friends. He spent countless hours at the beach and could almost always be seen with a rod and reel in his hands.

  Josh is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bill and Beth Lucas.

  Survivors include his daughter, Juliana Kilgallin, son, William “Liam” Lucas and their mother Nadine Wilson; his parents, Mark and Stephanie Lucas; brother, Jake Lucas (Whitney); nieces, Kinley and Caroline Lucas; great uncle, Lanny Davis; maternal grandparents, Bob and Charlotte Renkemeyer; aunts, Kathy Strickland (Ricky), Angie Sowell (Joey) and Lori Wilson (Mark); seven Cousins and numerous other extended family members and friends. Josh is also survived by his Army brothers who he considered his second family.

  A special thanks to all of the family’s friends who have given us love and support during this difficult time. There are no words to express our feelings of gratitude and thanks.

  The family will receive friends at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Monday, May 16, 2022 beginning at 10am with the service beginning at 11am. Pastor Robin Lewis will be officiating.

  In lieu of flowers please donate to “Fight The War Within Foundation” in honor of Josh. This foundation was established by the surviving wife of one of Josh’s Army brothers and is dedicated to providing resources to those suffering from PTSD as a result of military service.

  1. Pam Simmons says:

    Josh was a shining light in your family. He NEVER failed to greet me with a hug & smile. He is so loved & his memory will always be cherished. Love & hugs to the family!

  2. Terry and Jan Brown says:

    A Great family may God be with you all …WE THANK HIM FOR HIS SERVICES TO OUR COUNTRY .nothing but love to the family . T.D.B.

  3. Kathy Vail says:

    It is so sad to lose one so young. Many prayers as you weather this storm. God bless.

  4. Valerie Prevatte says:

    Josh’s service on behalf of our country was the ultimate sacrifice. His willingness to serve to the point of death is a debt we can never repay, and a love for humanity we can never comprehend. May God comfort you in this time of great sorrow.

  5. Stacey Schultz says:

    Mark and Stephanie, words can not describe how sorry We are for your loss. Looking back at pictures, I still remember the quiet and shy little boy on our ball team. He grew into a fine young man! My god be with you during this difficult time.
    Stacey and Julia Schultz

  6. Pam Green says:

    I am praying for you all daily, and sending all my love. I know there are no words to take away or ease the pain, but please know you are always in my heart. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  7. Steve Dukes says:

    We the Texas cousins of Josh’s late Grandmother, Beth Davis Lucas, have a huge hole left in our hearts from Josh’s leaving us and we all wish we could have taken his pain away. May God comfort all of Josh’s family and friends going forward.

  8. Neal & Jean Edwards says:

    Our hearts are aching for all of Josh’s family. Please know that you are surrounded by love, hugs and prayers.

  9. Josh you were such a blessing to all who knew you. We love you dearly. May you have peace and comfort in the arms of Jesus. Rip Buddy 🙏😘

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