John A. Lucas Jr., 65, of Colona, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and listening to Frank Zappa, on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at Genesis Medical Center - Illini Campus, in Silvis. A private funeral service will be Thursday, Aug. 9, with military honors, and will be followed by a public visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. Cremation rites have been accorded and a private inurnment will take place in Michigan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the John A. Lucas Jr. Memorial Fund.

John A. Lucas Jr., 65, of Colona, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and listening to Frank Zappa, on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at Genesis Medical Center - Illini Campus, in Silvis. A private funeral service will be Thursday, Aug. 9, with military honors, and will be followed by a public visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. Cremation rites have been accorded and a private inurnment will take place in Michigan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the John A. Lucas Jr. Memorial Fund.

John was born July 10, 1953, in Camp Lejeune, N.C., the son of John Alan Lucas Sr. and Sally (Patterson) Lucas. He married Kathy Visser Lucas, and they raised two daughters together. They later divorced. John attended Black Hawk College where he received his phlebotomy tech certification. He worked as a health care provider and phlebotomist for several local Quad City health care locations. Known as “Painless John” he was very accomplished and talented in his field and always provided a painless and easy experience for his patients. John was a musician and was known for his love and appreciation of all things music. As a U.S. Navy veteran, John liked following and discussing politics.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters, Ayla K. Lucas and her son, Archer, of East Moline; and Edie P. (Adam) Gentry, and their daughter, Addison, of Atkinson. John also is survived by his brothers, Patrick Lucas, of West Hollywood, Calif.; Trace Lucas, of Geneseo; Les (Cindy) Lucas, of Colona; and Mike (Wanda) Lucas, of Annawan; and sisters, Karen (Bill Damm) Lucas, of Howell, Mich.; and Cyndi Lucas, of St. Charles, Mo.; step-mother, Carol Lucas, of St. Charles, Mo.; and a step-sister, Deb Powell, of Elise, Mich. He was preceded in death by his father, John Lucas Sr.; his mother, Sally Humphrey; and step-father, Russ Humphrey.