Robert D. Lucas


Robert D. Lucas, 88, of Seymour, and formerly of Columbus, passed away peacefully from this life at 8:10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at home with his two daughters by his side.

Born Oct. 12, 1928, in Linton, he was the son of Sherman C. and Clara Jane Smith Lucas. The third of four boys, Bob’s brothers are Sherman Jr., Norman and Bill Lucas, all of whom preceded him in death. On Sept. 8, 1956, he married the love of his life, Delena Baker, who preceded him in death in 1999.

Bob grew up in Spencer and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a union pipefitter by trade.

He loved playing poker, camping, fishing, mushroom hunting and just being outdoors. He was an avid sportsman and loved Purdue basketball.

Survivors include two daughters, Vicki Ann (Chris) King of Seymour and Carolyn Lucas (John) Tobin of Morton, Illinois; four grandchildren, Luke (Lisa) Adair of Chillicothe, Illinois, Erich Snyder of Seymour, David Snyder of Seymour and Amie (Kevin) Myskowski of Peoria Heights, Illinois; four great-grandchildren, Lindsay Adair, Evah Snyder, Avery Myskowski and Brody Snyder; and his best friend and companion, Jane Hoesman of Columbus.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery with military honors presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Monday.

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