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James Lucas

James R. Lucas

Friday, October 30th, 1931 - Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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Obituary

James R Lucas, 87, of Indianapolis, walked into eternity with Jesus on Sunday, July 7th, 2019. He was born October 30th, 1931 in Indianapolis to Chester and Margaret (Cravens) Lucas. He married Beth B. (Minnich) Lucas on August 31, 1952. He was a lifetime resident of Indianapolis.

Jim is survived by his wife of nearly 67 years, Beth Lucas of Indianapolis; four loving children, Jan L Lucas of Indianapolis, Jamalyn (Bill) Miller of New York, William "Buz" Brown of Indianapolis, and Joy B (Vernon) Lucas-Brown of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, James Christopher Miller of Seattle, Washington, Justin Randall Brown of Indianapolis, Dr. Durriell Brown of Texas, Jordan Elizabeth (Joshua) Beasley of Heritage, Tennessee, Jizelle Marie Miller of Marion, Jaylan Noelle Miller of Marion; four great grandchildren, Lillian Jay Beasley, Layla Joy Beasley, Kennedy M Brown, and Vera Brown; and one sister Marjorie Shipley. Jim is preceded in death by both of his parents and one son, Jay Lucas.

Jim was a 1949 graduate of Decatur Central High School where he was inducted into the Decatur Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985 and the National Honors Society in 1949. He received his Bachelors from Indiana Central (U Indy) and his Masters degree from Butler University. He served in the Army during the Korean War and Honorable discharged in 1955. Jim was a high school math teacher for Decatur Central High School. He was also the coach for Basketball, Cross Country and Track. He also taught Driver's Education. He was an active member of the Avon Community Church of God. He enjoyed working with slot cars. He loved to restore old cars and working with wood, tile and concrete. Jim organized and played in basketball tourneys for several years and was a true animal lover.

Family and friends may show their love and support from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, July 15th and 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday July 16th at Jones Crossing, next door to Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville. There will be a celebration of life service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16th at Jones Crossing.

To send a condolence to the family or share a story about Jim, please visit: www.jonesfamilymortuary.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 15th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Jones Crossing Banquet Center
    Address
    4161 E. Allison Road
    Mooresville, Indiana 46158
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Jones Crossing Banquet Center
    Address
    4161 E. Allison Road
    Mooresville, Indiana 46158
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Jones Crossing Banquet Center
    Address
    4161 E. Allison Road
    Mooresville, Indiana 46158
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    Officiant
    pastor Bill Sandifer
  • Interment

    Location
    West Newton Cemetery
    Address
    6701 Milton St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46221
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DEB CLARK FREUND SHELL

Posted at 11:15am
Beth, l am so sorry for your loss I spent so much time over the years at your home taking dance lessons from childhood to adulthood and then with my kids and Jim taught me how to swim I will always be grateful for everything you taught us. You and Jim were always so good to us. Thank you for the wonderful memories of you both.
Debbie Clark Freund Shell
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From, Michele Spivey (Farmington Hills, Michigan)

Posted at 10:24pm
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
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Love Kari and Amie Bordner

Posted at 06:06pm
Jim was a big part of our childhood. He will be missed. Thinking of you and your family.
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Posted at 10:50am
With our Love, Bob, Marilyn, Jim, Steve, Elaine, Stacy, Ethan, Grace, Aidan and Brennan Minnich.
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Posted at 07:40pm
Jim was a wonderful human being. Deepest sympathy,
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