Robert P. (Luke) Lucas Sr. died at his daughter’s home in Florida on May 31. He was 91.

He was born on May 13, 1931 in Quincy to Angelina Scibillio Lucas and Arthur Lucas. He excelled at sports, playing varsity basketball, football and baseball at Braintree High School. He set a high school scoring record at Boston Garden and was inducted into Braintree High’s hall of fame. After graduation, he was drafted by the Boston Braves and pitched for their farm system in West Virginia and Wisconsin.

While with the Braves, he was drafted by the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War, earning two bronze stars and a combat infantry badge. After the war, he entered the Massachusetts state police and served a 19-year career at the Oak Bluffs barracks on Martha’s Vineyard, where he raised his family. He retired as staff sergeant. After retirement, he owned and operated the Flying Horses Carousel and was responsible for having it named an historical landmark. He later left the Vineyard and moved to the Cape.

Bob loved meeting and talking to people and would strike up a conversation with anyone he met. He could often be found reading the newspaper, looking for a yard sale or sitting in a lawn chair and getting some sun. He was passionate about golf and spent many an afternoon hitting balls at the local driving range.

He was a loving father, grandfather and father in law, and to all who had the good fortune to know him, a kind and generous friend. Some of his favorite times were spent deer hunting in Maine with his youngest son, Daniel. He doted on his only granddaughter, Charlotte, and rarely missed a recital, school sporting event or holiday if it meant he could spend time with her. He also loved being updated on his grandson Barry’s many athletic achievements.

Bob was predeceased by his son, Robert Lucas Jr., of Marion and his brother, Arthur (Bill) Lucas of Middleboro. He is survived by his wife Mary Anne, daughter Betsy, and her family of Orlando, Fla., and his son, Daniel and his family of Mattapoisett.

A memorial service in Massachusetts is planned for early fall.