Richard J. “Dick” Lucas, Sr.


Richard J. “Dick” Lucas Sr., 74, of Seymour passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, at Core Nursing Home in Bedford.

Born Sept. 8, 1942, in Seymour, he was the son of James Everett and Dorothy Jaynes Lucas, both of whom preceded him in death. In 1962, in South Carolina, he married Gustina “Laura” Ritchie, who survives.

Richard was a member of The Tabernacle in Seymour and worked for Cummins Engine Co. for years.

Besides his wife, survivors include his children, Richard Lucas Jr., Karen (Mark) Barnthouse and Melody (Jeff) Arnold; three grandchildren, Kayla, Sara and Sammy; five brothers, Harry, David, Tim, Robert and Mike Lucas; five sisters, Jean, Kathy, Sue, Claudia and Jo; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Harry W. Lucas and James Webb Jr.

A graveside service will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans 7, all of Seymour.

Voss and Sons Funeral and Crematory Service in Seymour handled the arrangements.