Thomas Lawman Lucas, Jr. ’62

Thomas Lawman Lucas, Jr. ’62, of Charleston, S.C., entered into eternal life on the Oct. 6. Tom was born July 29, 1939, in Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C., and grew up in Alexandria, Va., the son of Thomas Lawman Lucas, M.D. and Jane Agnew Lucas. He was a graduate of Episcopal High School, Davidson, and, following in the footsteps of his father’s family, he was the fifth generation to graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina. After completing a residency with Anderson Family Practice, Tom practiced medicine in Charleston until 1987 when he joined the Department of State as a Foreign Service medical officer. He served in Mali, Zambia, Nepal, and Russia before returning to the U.S.A. where he practiced medicine at VA clinics in South Carolina, Oregon, and Idaho. He was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, the Carolina Yacht Club, the St. Cecilia Society, the Huguenot Society of S.C., and American Academy of Family Physicians. He volunteered with various free clinics such as Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Mercy in Zambia, Tibetan refugees in Nepal, and a Christian medical clinic in Haiti. He received the Department of State’s highest award for volunteerism in 1996. Tom’s avocation was writing, especially poetry and children’s stories. He published his first children’s book, Fali, two years ago. He is survived by his wife, Georgia Hansen Lucas, 101 Rutledge Ave., Charleston, SC 29401; his son, Thomas Lawman Lucas III, M.D. (Rives); two daughters, Georgia Lee Giles (Scott Stewart) and Leslie Holmes Lucas; grandchildren, Grace, Anna, Georgia, Mack Adam, Ben, and Alex; two sisters, Jen Hill Lucas and Alexandra Rose Lucas; and brother, Baron Holmes Lucas.