Lucian Thomas Vail

  • Born: February 24, 1922
  • Died: February 16, 2013
  • Location: Richardson, Texas

Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery

13005 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75243
Tel. (972) 238-7111

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lucian Thomas Vail was born February 24, 1922 in Lamar County, TX and passed away February 16, 2013 in Dallas, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Melton Vail and Ester Vail; sons, Gary Vail and Tommy Vail; sisters, Ruby Mitchell and Melivee Wright; brothers, Melvin Vail and Bobby Vail. Lucian is survived by his wife, Margie Jo Vail; daughters, Patsy LaFleur and Donna Traurig; sister, Maurice Wilson; brother, Jessie Vail; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served in the New Guinea Campaign.

Funeral service will be held at 12:30 PM, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Restland's Wildwood Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Novus Health Services, 2591 Dallas Pkwy, Ste. 403, Frisco, TX 75034, who provided hospice care.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Donna and Patsy,
I am so sorry! You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I would have come to the funeral if I had known. Love, Lou Ann (Grant) Stare

Posted by Lou Ann Stare - Dallas, TX   October 01, 2013

I will miss you so much, Mr. Vail!
You were the nicest neighbor ever, always so pleasant and kind. Such a gentleman! You will be greatly missed!

Posted by Holly Benner - Richardson, TX - Next-door Neighbor   February 21, 2013

Dear Vail Family:
Please accept our deepest sympathy at the loss of one you loved so much. May God be with you and give you strength and comfort at this time.

Posted by Joe and Oleen Boyett - Mesquite, TX - Friend of family members   February 20, 2013

I remember spending many weekends at Lucian and Margie's home since Tommy and I were the same age. A lot of great memories from those days. Uncle Lucian was a quiet, soft spoken and a gentleman in every sense of the word. He will be greatly missed by all here but he is back again with his boys...

Posted by Jerry Easom - Plano, TX - nephew   February 20, 2013


I am very sorry for your loss, I know that this is a trying time, but remember that he is at peace with himself, his maker, his life. He had, I am sure, a full and happy one. Peace be with you at this time.


Posted by Terri Lindsay - Dallas, TX - friend of family   February 20, 2013

Your sweet grandfather, Mr. Vail, was a delight to my childhood. He was gentle and always very kind. I remember most, recently, how his face lit up when he spoke about you the last time I saw him and your grandmother out at dinner. We, the Scottsdale neighbors, will always have fond memories of him. Prayers of comfort and peace to you, your sister and entire family.

Posted by Paige Justice-Reno - Richardson, TX   February 20, 2013


I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. May you find strength and peace in your faith and the love of those who surround you and your family.

Posted by San Wolverton - Nashville, TN   February 20, 2013

My condolences and prayers are with you CNA FOR NOVUS

Posted by Shawn Ferguson - Lancaster, TX   February 19, 2013


I am saddened by your loss, but I am honored to serve you during this difficult time. My prayers will continue for your family.

Posted by Carolyn F. Roberson - Dallas, TX - Funeral Director   February 19, 2013


Dear LT,

Larry and I will miss you very much, especially during spring and summer, when, even in the heat, you would get out your lawn mower and go at it. You told me once, you enjoyed doing that, even when it was very hot. You were active as long as you could be and we admired you for that. We'll still have your trees in back pruned for spring/summer. Be at peace now, we will think of you often. To Margie: You rest and we know you'll have many wonderful memories of your dear husband. To the rest of the family: We hope you find solace in that LT lived a long, good, solid life, even with sorrows, and passed away peacefully. Love and blessings, Carla and Larry. xo

Posted by Carla & Larry Raymond - Richardson, TX - Friends & next door neighbor~   February 19, 2013

May the Lord shower you with HIS peace &
we are going to miss Lucian

Love ,
T.E. & Rose Messick

Posted by T.E. & Rosalyn Messick - Garland, TX - Friends   February 19, 2013

We are sorry for your loss and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kathy Reed - Terre Haute, IN - Friend   February 19, 2013

Although you have left us in body, you will never leave me in your spirit and example. I love you always. God less.

Posted by Brent Vail - Austin, TX - Great Nephew   February 19, 2013

I shall always hold in my heart the wonderful family of Vail's that showed me so much love for so many years! God bless each of you!

Posted by Mary Ann Gibbs Tucker - Paris, TX - Friend   February 19, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss.

Rod & Rhonda Yamamoto

Posted by Rhonda Yamamoto - Terre Haute, IN   February 19, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with Mamaw and the Vail family. I know he'll be sorely missed.

Posted by Mary Anne Mather - Middleboro, MA - daughter-in-law's Papaw   February 18, 2013