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Celebrating the life of

Herschel Wayne Lucas

June 06, 1947 - January 27, 2023

Herschel Wayne Lucas

Herschel Wayne Lucas 6/6/1947 – 1/27/2023 - “Wayne” Lucas, age 75 passed away Friday January 27, 2023 after a short illness.

Wayne was born June 6, 1947 to the late Herschel D. and Ruby Lucas of Savannah, GA.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Temple.  Wayne attended Savannah High School for a couple years before moving to Arlington, VA and graduating from Washington-Lee High School in 1965.   Wayne graduated from the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism at The University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism in 1969.   He then joined the United States Navy in 1970 where he met his wife Janet and served in Brooklyn, New York and in Norfolk, VA and ultimately in Sicily, Naval Air Station Sigonella.   

Wayne returned home to Savannah, GA in 1974 and began working as a copy editor at The Savannah Morning News Evening Press thru the early 80’s.  He loved Savannah history and was an avid collector of fine antiques and many other unique collectibles.  Wayne was a skilled refinisher of antiques and spent years lending his talents to The Furniture Doctor, The Antiques Mall and countless Estate Sales.  Wayne was extremely passionate about his Georgia Bulldogs and it would be difficult to find a bigger Georgia Bulldogs memorabilia collector and fan.   He also loved the Atlanta Braves and NASCAR.   He was an accomplished photographer, an avid bird watcher, a creative poet and a great singer.

Wayne is preceded in death by his father Herschel Downing Lucas and his mother Ruby Lucas Lanier, his sister Joan Elizabeth Stanley, brother-in-law Robert Stanley, and his beautiful niece Elizabeth (Beth) Stanley Hendrix.  Wayne is survived by his loving wife Janet Lucas and loving pup Tatum, his son John (Caroline) Lucas, his daughter Angela (Scotty) Snipes and their daughter Sarah Snipes and his cousins who were like brothers, Gary Bridges, Donald (Wanda) Bridges, Bruce (Gwen) Bridges and loving nephew Glenn (Vicky) Stanley as well as many other family members and friends.


Funeral service will be held at 11:00, Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel with Rev. Doug Patterson officiating. Interment will be at Greenwich Cemetery over-looking the Wilmington River. A visitation will be at funeral home from 10:00 until 11:00 before the service.  



Janet, Jon, Angela, and Sarah - Our prayers are with all of you - may our Lord comfort you in this time of loss. Your memories of your husband, father, and grandfather will live on. Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences go to all affected by this great loss. Love, Bill and Diane

- Bill and Diane Whitford, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

A candle has been lit!

so so sorry Wayne will be missed.

- nancy hoit, Portland, Oregon

Janet, my heart goes out to you and your family. Please know that I'm praying for all of you at this sad time in your lives.

- Gail R. Jones, Guyton, GA

Janet i am so sorry to hear about Wayne. May God's love and grace surround you and yor family during this difficult time.

- Mae Bartleson , Madison , GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel