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Obituary: Malcum "Pete" Lucas, Columbus


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Malcum "Pete" Lucas, 87, of Wallace Avenue, died at 8:40 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at his home.

"Pete" retired from Reeves Pulley after years of service. He enjoyed camping, vacationing in Florida and spending time with his family.

Funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Lucas officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Thursday. Burial will be at Mellott Cemetery in Brown County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, Inc. or the Diabetes Foundation.

Born in Columbus May 13, 1926, Pete was the son of George O. Lucas and Bessie Kent Lucas. He married A. Arlene Kindle July 31, 2004. She survives.

Also surviving are sons, Larry W. (Belinda) Lucas of North Vernon, IN, and Donald I. (Ruth) Lucas of Columbus, IN; daughters, Brenda Mace of Scipio, IN, Sue (Jesse) Gentry of Columbus, Diane (Joseph) East of Columbus, Linda (Robert) Jessie of Columbus, and Sharon (Roger) Graham of Elizabethtown; a granddaughter Pete and his wife raised, Shana Wells; stepchildren, Star (Lee) Johnsen of Florida, Robert (Terry) White of Columbus, Joe White of Freetown and Randy (Karen) White of Edinburgh;a sister, Irene Baker of Florida;  an aunt and uncle, Harold and Margaret Volland of Columbus; 23 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Maude F. Bradley Lucas, in 1993; a daughter, Barbara Richards; a stepdaughter-in-law, Becky White; brothers, James, Waltza, Ralph, Clarence, Woodrow, Earl, Merrill, Derrill and Joseph; sisters, Mabel, Jane, Amy, Mary, Helen, Mary Alice, and Ershel; a granddaughter, Ilene Thompson; a grandson, Jeff Richards; a great-grandson, Mack Thompson III; and great-great-grandchildren, Addison Whitlock and Branson Daniels.

You may view his video tribute after 4 p.m. today, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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