Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Christopher Andrew Lucius

Christopher Andrew Lucius, age 40, of Mansfield, died Monday, February 5, 2024 at his home.

Chris was born January 19, 1984 in Shelby and was a 2002 graduate of Shelby High School and Pioneer Career and Technology Center’s Graphic Art’s Program. Chris was artistically expressive and incredibly creative. He drew, wrote songs, played music, and had also been in a band. Chris enjoyed reading non-fiction and American History books but, most of all, loved being with friends.

Chris is survived by his mother and step-father: Sarah (Reese) and Steve Shifley of Haines City, FL; his brother: Scott (Jessica) Lucius of Lexington, KY; God parents: Laura Leach and Duane Lucius; step-grandmother: Betty Shifley; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, including: Rochelle Surgener, Alyssa Vogt, Nathan Fike, and David Fike. Chris was preceded in death by his father, Edward W. Lucius, and grandparents, Paul and Patricia Reese and Eileen and Ronald Kurtz.

Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 12 noon to 2 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Funeral services will immediately follow the visitation at 2 pm with close friend, Cory Wells, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richland Academy of the Arts (

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To view Chris’ Tribute Video, click here: Christopher Andrew Lucius Tribute Video

Memories & Condolence

  1. Patty Korbas says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Chris. Hugs and prayers for comfort to all of you.

  2. Sarah C. Lucius says:

    A tragic loss for someone so young. My sincerest sympathy to Sarah and Scott. Chris always had a special place in my heart. Love , Aunt Sarah

  3. Amanda Wiseman says:

    Always my best friend,always in my heart.I was lucky to have such a funny and talented best friend.I will never forget what a amazing man and friend you were to me.My heart breaks for your family.Chris was one of a kind.

  4. Lyn Lucius says:

    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of Chris

  5. Angel Blanchard says:

    So very sorry to hear of his passing. I was in Graphic Arts with him at Pioneer. He always very nice!

  6. Jake Springer says:

    Very sad to hear of his passing. We were in the same Graphic Arts class at Pioneer, and he was always so friendly and open to talking about anything and everything. I remember him introducing me to all these obscure rock bands that I never would’ve heard about otherwise. Gone way too soon. Condolences to all his family and friends.

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