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Jack D. Lucas, 77, Nashville

Jack D. Lucas, 77, of Nashville, was born May 24, 1936 and passed away in Columbus Regional Hospital surrounded by his family Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

He was born and raised in Brown County to the late Albert and Arlene(Hillenberg)Lucas. Jack married Sheila Carmichael June 29, 1958 and they celebrated 55 years of marriage. He worked at RCA for 35 years and rose to superintendent before retiring to the farm in 1990.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Sheila; three children, “J.D.” (Claudia) Lucas, Suzette (Jeff) Swain, Aimee (Rick) Browning; five grandchildren, Jared and Becca Lucas, Danielle Sizemore, Chad (Gena) Lucas and Olivia Browning; three great-grandchildren, Audrie, Emma, and Grahmn Sizemore; Jack's brother, Edgar (Phyllis) Lucas; and his sister, Betty Brand.

Jack enjoyed a lifetime of farming and working in the beef industry. He spent 30 years promoting 4-H beef projects and developing open class beef shows for the Brown County 4-H program. In addition, Jack was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Nashville.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at Parkview Church of the Nazarene. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, with visitation one hour prior to the service in the church with the Rev. David Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Christiansburg Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Parkview Church of the Nazarene or Brown County 4-H.

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    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 26
    Go Club meeting Wednesday at coffee/tea shop
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  • November 26
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
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  • November 28
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  • November 29
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  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
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  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
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    Go Club at the library Thursdays
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    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
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