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.
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