Lucius D. Sugg, Jr. (’50)

Luke was born in the home of his Grandfather, T.B. Saunders, on September 13, 1926, in San Augustine, Texas, to his parents Margaret and L.D. Sugg. In addition to his parents, Luke was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Sparks, his son, Charles D. Sugg and his daughter-in-law, Margaret Colby. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Beverly, his daughter, Mona Choate, son-in-law, Paul Choate, daughter-in-law, Jean Lieber, granddaughters; Stephanie Choate, Morgan Sugg, Jennifer Choate and Jordan Sugg, as well as grandsons, Alexander Sugg and Christopher Choate. Also great-granddaughters, Cheyanne Glueck and Violet Sugg, cousins, Tommy and Beverly Saunders and Marshall McLean. Following graduation from Lamar High School, Houston, Texas, in 1943, Luke Joined the United States Navy and is a veteran of World War II. In 1950, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston. He was a member of Sigma Chi (formerly Gan Bey) fraternity.Also in 1950, Luke Married his College Sweetheart, Beverly Schlichting. After College, Luke worked for Lane Well Company, and then Keystone Exploration Company. He was eventually named Vice President of Keystone Development Corp. Luke was a lifelong Episcopalian, and was active for many years at Calvary Episcopal Church, in Richmond, Texas, where he served in a number of leadership roles including as Senior Warden. In his final years, he was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. Luke was a member of the Lamar 41’s Club, and participated in the Boy Scouts with his son. He loved spending time at the Sea Isle beach house, especially taking his kids and grandkids fishing, swimming, boating and long afternoons at the beach. Luke and Beverly also enjoyed extensive travelling. Other pastimes included shooting pool and playing putt-putt with his buddies at Eagles Trace. He was a voracious reader, especially of history novels.Luke was a kind, generous, and intelligent man who above all loved God and his family. He will be greatly missed! In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Wounded Warrior Project or The Salvation Army. A private service will be held at Forest Park Funeral Home and Cemetery.

Submission Rules…

By submitting a class note, you agree:

  • All Class Notes are visible to the general public. Do not submit anything you wish to keep private.
  • The University of Houston reserves the right to edit all submissions.
  • No Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation is permitted.
  • Unauthorized copyrighted material will be deleted.

Learn More