Lucas David Fergus was born on July 22nd, 1993 in Yakima, WA to David and Wanda Fergus. Lucas grew up in Zillah, WA and graduated from Zillah High School in 2012. He went on to Wyoming Technical and graduated with a degree in Diesel Mechanics and Chassis Fabrication.
Growing up in Zillah provided a childhood full of memories including baseball, skateboarding, Legos, Airsoft wars, tripping on Lucas’s canyon, learning mechanics, and dirt biking. He learned at a young age a love of the outdoors instilled in him by his dad and uncles.
He was known for pre-gaming too hard, falling in fires, having a punchcard at the ER, and romancing the elderly. Road trips were a favorite and he’d be happy to sleep in the backseat.
With his dad, Uncle Scott, and best buddies, he loved sockeye fishing, snowmobiling, and bird hunting with his right hand gal Jenny (his pup). He loved anything with a motor that went fast... P.S. Check Craigslist for an ’05 Subaru WRX, it runs as fast as you can!
Lucas could turn any bad into a positive and made any situation fun. He was the most loving person and was not afraid to tell you. Lucas had a giving heart; he gave the shirt off his back and his paycheck if needed. He lived every day to the fullest and spared no expense. He also wasn’t one to turn down a good time, and somehow it seemed to find him. He was loved dearly by his coworkers and he enjoyed the work he did. The best part about it was working alongside his best friend Kent every day.
Lucas lost his dad at the tender age of 15 and at that point his Uncle Scott stepped in to some big shoes that he filled quite well. Lucas always called him uncle, but we knew he was his dad too. His friends also played a huge part ensuring he made it through a very difficult and dark time and we are all so appreciative for their love.
Lucas’s adoration and love for his niece Gwen and nephew Hudson knew no bounds. He loved teaching them how to fish, ride a 4-wheeler, play in the snow, and pee outside. Nothing made him happier than being told how much Gwen and Hudson looked just like him!
From the time Lucas’ soul made his contract to join our family his 9 lives started. From surviving an ectopic twin, a punctured lung at age 4, multiple broken bones, a firework explosion, and endless “full send” into trees on a snowmobile, it was a tragic accident on June 24th that took our boy from us too soon.
Lucas was preceded in death by his dad David Fergus, Papa Ernie Howard, Grandad Fergus, “Uncle” Paul Darling, friends Chelsea Garner, Carson Walker, and Bailey Dixon. He is survived by his Mom Wanda (Sylling) Fergus, sister Meagan Fergus-Ansingh (Joe), niece and nephew Gwen and Hudson, Grandma Della Mae Fergus, second dad and mom Scott and Tammy Howard, sisters Janelle (Howard) Comer, Amanda (Howard) Bohannan, Grandma Pat Howard, Aunt Jeannette Engkraf and other heart sister Erin Yant, Uncle Wayne and Aunt Trudy Sylling along with multiple aunts, uncles, cousins from the Fergus, Sylling, Howard, Colton, and Rhode clans. He has left behind a life support of best friends including Kent Comer, Devin Littlejohn, Sean Camarata, Braydon Delp, Austin Rodriguez and Hunter Curfman, along with too many other good folks that loved him dearly.
Our family wants to thank the friends and family in our amazing community for all the love, support, and food provided.
Viewings will be held at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, WA on Thursday, July 5th, from 4-8 PM and Friday, July 6th, from 9 AM-12 PM. The Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, July 6th, at 4 PM at the Zillah Civic Center 119 1st Ave. Zillah, WA. Please bring your stories and memories to share. In lieu of flowers please donate to a scholarship fund set up at Key Bank under Lucas Fergus for graduating seniors from Zillah High School heading to a certified trade school or workforce training. Those wishing to sign Lucas’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Homes in care of arrangements.
God gave you to us when we needed you most, and now He needs you and has called you home.