History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

The Lucas Family has a rich history as unique as the families they’ve served for over a century.

In the 1860’s, Lucas Funeral Homes got its start in Funeral Service when Wingate H. Lucas first sold pine boxes/coffins from his wagon and homestead. Later this endeavor culminated with three of his sons (Wink, Dave, and Joe) opening a general store in Grapevine, Texas. The general store sold groceries, dry goods, farm implements and coffins. 

In 1910, both Wink and Dave died - and, J.T. Lucas, Sr. (Joe)  acquired the Lucas Funeral Business, along with the Grocery, Furniture, and Implements. J.T. Lucas, Sr., better known as “Uncle Joe” had five sons, of which four became Morticians: Robert Lee (Bob) was the first to receive his license; Wingate Clemons (Mann) was the second son; and then J.T., Jr. and L.B. (Zippy) Lucas. Over the years Lucas Funeral Home expanded into other communities, Bob Lucas established the Ft. Worth funeral home in 1929, Zippy Lucas established the first funeral home in the City of Hurst in 1962 and J.T. Lucas continued to operate the funeral home in Grapevine.

As the older Lucas generations retired or passed away the family business was ultimately purchased by James (Jim) N. Lucas Sr., grandson of Bob Lucas. Jim along with his mother, Mildred Nimmo Lucas, sons Bobby and Jimmy, cousin Mark (Zippy's grandson) and Helen Jean (J.T. Jr's daughter) still operate the business. As North Texas has grown, so have the Lucas Family of Funeral Homes and Cremation Services. In addition to chapels in Grapevine, Fort Worth and Hurst, The Lucas Family operates Chapels in  Keller, Burleson,and  Mansfield (Blessing Funeral Home). In Ft. Worth the Lucas and Williams families joined together to create an African American and Caucasian Funeral Home. The Lucas family is also proud to operate Calvario Casa Funeraria on the North Side and Robertson Mueller Harper on 8th Ave next to Baylor All Saints Hospital. 

Our Valued Staff

  • Mildred  Lucas

    Mildred Lucas Matriarch

    08/03/1922 - 01/13/2018

  • Jim  Lucas

    Jim Lucas Owner

  • Jimmy  Lucas

    Jimmy Lucas Owner

  • Bobby  Lucas

    Bobby Lucas Director

  • Mark Lucas-Kelly

    Mark Lucas-Kelly Director Community Relations/Celebrant Services

  • Helen Jean  Lucas

    Helen Jean Lucas Puclic Relations

  • Eddie  Mangham

    Eddie Mangham Operations Director

  • Marc  Crochiere

    Marc Crochiere General Manager - Hurst

  • Matthew D. Morian

    Matthew D. Morian General Manager-Grapevine and Keller

  • Jenna  Vanloon

    Jenna Vanloon Director

  • Wade  Wilson

    Wade Wilson Director

  • Roger Garrett

    Roger Garrett CFO

  • Kelly Mobley

    Kelly Mobley Director

  • Cody Walker

    Cody Walker Director

  • Garry Delong

    Garry Delong Funeral Associate

  • Debbie Denton

    Debbie Denton Accounting

  • Vanessa Malm

    Vanessa Malm Director

  • Terry McNabb

    Terry McNabb Reception

  • Mike Wright-Chapman

    Mike Wright-Chapman Funeral Director