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Lee Lucas

Lee Lucas (February 11,1960 – February 26, 2021) was born Thao Le in Nha Trang, Vietnam. The only son of a single mother he was sent to a Catholic Military Academy where he received his education. He was only 15 when the war ended and he was separated from his mother and aunt while trying to flee the country. For the next three years he lived, still a boy, fighting for his life and struggling to survive. Over the course of a year, at the age of seventeen, he built a 28’ boat and carried 42 other people to Malaysia; a harrowing journey that lasted four days and four nights. He then lived in a refugee camp for 6 months before being sponsored and finally reunited with his mother in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1979.

From there his American dream took off; he opened his own business and became very successful in the gun trade. No matter if you knew him as Thao Le or Lee Lucas, you knew a man who held family above all else and who would move mountains for a friend. He was also a stellar cook and his mastery of meats on the grill is renowned.
He leaves behind three children, Whitney Le, Alex Condeni, Sara Lucas and four grandsons. His partner, Duyen Nguyen “Mimi” was by his side tirelessly throughout his long illness and the family owes her much gratitude for her selflessness. He is preceded in death by his mother, Kim Giao Nguyen and father, Le Van Sau.
 
A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date and will be held at Floral Haven cemetery in Broken Arrow, OK where his ashes will be buried with his mother.

Viewing Times
Monday, March 1, 2021
3pm -7 pm

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
9am – 1 pm

Both viewings will be held at the Chapel at Oklahoma City Cremation
807 W. Wilshire Blvd Oklahoma City, OK 73116

 

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