Gerald D. Lucas, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:32 AM Thursday December 1, 2016 at the Village Green of Greenville. He was born July 5, 1927 in Brookville, Ohio and the son of the late Chester R. and Edna C. (Petering) Lucas.
Gerald retired in 1989 from the Union City Body Company after 21 ½ years of employment and had farmed his entire life in the Darke County area.
He was a Veteran of WW II serving in the US Army and a member of the St. John Lutheran Church and American Legion, both of Greenville.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a step grandson William Robertson, Brother William Lucas and nephew Bruce Lucas.
Gerald is survived by his wife Velma (Schrader) Lucas of Greenville. They were married July 12, 1950. Also sons Thomas Ray Lucas and Richard Jay (Melody) Lucas all of Greenville; granddaughter Jodi Lucas, step grandchildren Tim Robertson, Holli Elliott, Wendy Brenner and Madisyn Pieper; great grandson Eddie Manning III and fiancé Jenny Lucas; step great grandchildren Autumn Robertson, Cheyenne Fritz, Eric (Butter man) Brenner Jr. and Lucas Lowell Brenner; brother Donald J. (Louise) Lucas of Greenville and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday December 5, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Brian McGee officiating and the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard conducting Full Military Honors. Burial will follow in the St. John Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM in the in the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions may be given to State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County or St. John Lutheran Church.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.