Micheal T. Lucas, Age 71, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 13, 2023, at his home. He was born February 20, 1952, in Saint Simons, Georgia, the son of Albert Lawrence Lucas and Nora Irene (Larock) Lucas.

Michael was General Manager of Manchester Machine for 30 years where he was highly sought out for his specialized precision work of commercial machines. He was often referred to as MacGyver by many because of his ability to repair and refurbish equipment better than it was from the factory. Mike had a tremendous sense of humor and always loved a good laugh He was loved by many. At the end, Michael reached out to those most important to him so he could say goodbye.

Mike had many talents and hobbies.  He was a phenomenal wood worker who was into astronomy, enjoyed RC airplanes, drag racing, nature and many more. Michael was a kind soul and a natural mechanical problem solver. He was a mentor and inspiration to so many people.

Mike is survived by his wife of 27 years, Cynthia Ann Clippert. He is also survived by his son, Michael E. (Karen) Lucas of Interlochen; daughter, Jennifer (Charles) Taylor of Constantine; step-son, Daniel (Tiffany Soule) Clippert of Chelsea; sisters, Susan (Kevin) Barker of Georgia, and Kelly (Steve) Gotha of Gregory; grandchildren, Brandon, Emma, Jay, Marrianne, Chelsea, Makayla, Madison, Isabelle, Charles II, Ellianna, Grace, Parker, Christian, Madelyn, and Elizabeth; and great-grandchildren, Koltyn, Lidya, Noah, Macy, and Sophia. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Angela Kennedy; granddaughter, Ciara.

A Memorial/Celebration of Life Service will be held at Chelsea First United Methodist Church on August 13th with visitation starting at 1pm with service at 2pm.  Memorial Contributions can be made to Chelsea Robotics, Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.

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#3 Michael D. McClendon 2023-07-27 18:23
Michael (Mike) was like a brother to me.
Always sharing videos with each other of many musical artist, Ariel stunts, racing and animals in the wild.
He was always ready to lend a hand at anything you needed. Mike was a truly self taught talented, kind brother who will be missed. I Remember him helping set up both telescopes I have and we could talk for hours on end about any subject. God Bless him and all of the families.
#2 Andrea Holman 2023-07-27 11:43
Uncle Mike was one of the chillest guys you will ever meet, didn't fight, complain, or have a negative thing to say about anyone, he taught me about the stars,I always loved looking at the things he would create with his woodworking, he truly was an incredible man, and will be missed by all of us .... so much love for you Uncle Mike,
#1 Ruthie Freeman 2023-07-26 11:26
Omg I am so sorry. I am sorry I didn’t connect with you after I saw you at Sounds and Sights a few years ago. My Dad was blessed you worked for him at Freeman Machine. I always think of you when I drive by your house. My condolences to all the family. I hope to meet you in a couple weeks. Blessings to all.

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