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Obituary: Jack D. Lucas, Nashville

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Jack D. Lucas, 77, of Nashville, was born on May 24, 1936, and passed away at Columbus Regional Hospital surrounded by his family on January 21, 2014. He was born and raised in Brown County, the son of 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, “JD” (Claudia) Lucas, Suzette (Jeff) Swain, and Aimee (Rick) Browning; five grandchildren, Jared and Becca Lucas, Danielle Sizemore, Chad (Gena) Lucas and Olivia Browning; and three great-grandchildren, Audrie, Emma, and Grahmn Sizemore.

Jack is also survived by his 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 the 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 held on Friday, January 24, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Parkview Church of the Nazarene. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church, with David Hayes officiating. Burial will be at Christiansburg Cemetery.

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

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