Billy 'Lukie' Lucas


NEY -- Billy M. "Lukie" Lucas, 74, of Ney, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012, in his residence.

Billy was born January 21, 1938, in Gate City, Virginia, to Rebecca Fletcher. Billy was raised by his aunt and uncle, Edith and John Alvis. He was a 1956 graduate of Defiance High School. Billy was an Army veteran. He married Elaine A. Vosz on May 3, 1969, in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, rural Defiance. Billy was a mechanic, working for Bolley Motor Sales and Casebere Motors for 30 years, retiring in 2001. He had also worked at Dalton Industries. Billy was a regular at Shaffer's Restaurant in Bryan, drinking coffee with his friends every day. He enjoyed caring for his home and cutting wood.

Surviving are his wife, Elaine A. of Ney; one son, James H. Lucas, also of Ney; a half sister, Beatrice of Gate City, Virginia; and a half brother, Gerald of Gate City, Virginia; brother-in-law, Henry (Sue) Vosz of Defiance; two nieces, Amy (Dave) Leviton of South River, N.J., Karen (Ryan) Short of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one nephew, Adam (Sarah) Vosz of Columbus, Ohio; and five great-nephews, Matthew and Joseph Leviton, Ethan, Noah and Gavin Short.

To honor Billy's request, he will be cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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