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“Dear Ninny, You were always a huge bundle of joy to be around! I will miss your smiling, happy face everyday. You lived a long and healthy life and...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: April Lowry - Mansfield, TX

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Thank you for allowing him to share his time with us at the Waco Police...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Sgt. Sherri Kirk-Swinson - Waco, TX

“Mrs. Lowry- We were so sorry to read about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Donna Adams Zemanek, RHS'69 Janet Adams Slaughter,...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Donna Zemanek - Hewitt, TX

“Mr Ducas has like my Waco grandfather. He loved us and had a LOT OF FUN messing with the kids. Those rides in those old car is a memory that that is...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Donald - Katy, TX

“My thoughts and prayers go to Sue and all the family members. My Uncle Lawrence was a very special man. He always made me smile. He and my Dad,...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Sammie J Ducas Covington - TX

“The Bluebonnet hospice family was honored to care for your loved one. We share your sorrow and offer our prayers during this time of loss. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Bluebonnet Health Services (hospice) - TX

“sorry to hear the last sibling of my grandmother Virginia Ducas Ewell has now passed, i was just in Waco over the weekend for a meeting, and wish i...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Leslin Ewell Hopson - Caddo Mills, TX


Lawrence A. Ducas May 17, 1916 – July 24, 2013 Lawrence A. Ducas passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013. A Chapel Service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 27, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with Dr. James Cotten officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. and Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., on Friday, July 26, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel. Mr. Ducas was born May 17, 1916, to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ducas. He was reared and educated in Waco. He served 13 years in the Texas National Guard 143rd Infantry and was in the Waco Police Reserves for 35 years, where he served as a Captain. In 1993, Mr. Ducas retired from Olmsted-Kirk Paper Company after 48 years as a sales representative. He received the National Paper Trade Association's Golden Eagle Award for over 48 years of service. As an active member of the H-O-T Horseless Carriage Club, he enjoyed restoring and driving his 1922 Baby Overland, 1942 Packard and his 1961 Studebaker. He was also a member of the United Commercial Travelers for 35 years. Mr. Ducas was an active member of St. Louis Catholic Church and served as an usher at the 11:00 a.m. Mass for over three decades. He and Daphine Bugg Ducas were married June 27, 1936. Mrs. Ducas preceded him in death in 1998, after 62 years of marriage. After Mrs. Ducas' death, Mr. Ducas became a regular customer to the Health Camp at the Circle. The manager and employees went on to name him as their "Social Director and Public Relations Man" because of his great love for them and the many customers he greeted and visited with nightly. His picture still hangs on the wall there. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Daphine; two sisters, Virginia Ewell of Greenville and Josephine Erck Troutt of Waco; one brother, Samuel Ducas of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and son-in-law, Tommy Lowry of Waco. Survivors include their only child, daughter, Sue Ducas Lowry of Waco; one grandson, Michael L. Lowry and wife, Darla, of Mansfield; one granddaughter, Jennifer Lowry Roach and husband, Phil, of Hewitt; five great-granddaughters, April Glasgow and husband, Jarred, Ashley and Amber Lowry of Mansfield, Ashton Roach Neubert and husband, Jacob, and Rachel Roach and great-grandson, Jimmy Peyton Roach, both of Hewitt; and great-great granddaughter, Chloe Sudbury of Mansfield. Pallbearers are Bob O'Beirne, Billy Wilson, Brian Bennet, Royce Walston, Glen Chaneyworth, Mike Lowry, Phil Roach and Charles Murphy. Honorary pallbearers are member of the Waco Founder Lions Club and the H-O-T Horseless Carriage Club. A special thanks to Dr. Amy Talbert, neighbor, Ron and Don Warren, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Altschul, Bluebonnet Homecare and Hospice personnel, Angelica of Visiting Angels, Martina and Rachel of Touched by an Angel and Quality Care Waco personnel. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com.