|Lucky was born June 2, 1923 in Portland, Oregon and passed away peacefully in Puyallup, Washington on June 7, 2004.
Lucky moved to Washington with his step father Marvin Cleland, mother Lillian and brother "Poker" Pete Sherman when Lucky was a young boy. Lucky lived out his life in Western Washington.
He was an avid motorcycle and stock car racing participant and fan. He was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and was nationally ranked while in his 20's. After leaving motorcycle racing he started racing sprint cars and stock cars. He was a member of Valley Racing Association, Auto Racing Incorporated and Stock Car Auto Racing. He also served as Chief Starter at Spanaway Speedway and Olympia-Tenino Raceway for over 20 years.
He is preceded in death by his stepfather, mother and brother. He is survived by his loving partner of 22 years, Gladys. He is also survived by Ethel Myers of Ocean Shores, the mother of his 5 children. Donna O'Neal of Greenwater, Dianna Brown of Tacoma, Butch O'Neal of Tonasket, Bob O'Neal of Tacoma and Jack O'Neal of Tacoma. He also leaves 14 Grandchildren, 13.8 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held June 25, 2004 at Firlane Cemetery in Spanaway at 4:00 p.m. He will be greatly missed.