BILLY F. LUCAS
Billy Franklin Lucas, age 66, of Revere, MO, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Truman VA Hospital in Columbia, Missouri 13.
Billy was born July 14, 1948 in Keokuk, IA, a son of Hillis and Freda Harbur Lucas.
Having spent 10 years together, he and Sandy Lee Beutler were married on February 14, 1995.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy, of the home; six children: Tina Stoner of Quincy, IL, Gina (John) Schihl of Buffalo, NY, Vina (Jason) Hale of Kahoka, MO, Misty Boon (Jesse Keller) of Revere, MO, Clifford (Kristi) Beutler of Farmington, IA and Fred Beutler of LasVegas, NV; ten grandchildren: Gwen Schihl, Mikayla and Taylen Plenge, Casandra Beutler (Derek Kelso), Alexis Beutler, Jacob Beutler, Nick Boon, LeeAnne Beutler and Morris and Willie Keller; one brother, Donald (Skye) Lucas of Fort Madison, IA; three sisters, Norita (Gary) Clemenson of Farmington, IA,Bonita "Suzie" Clark of Blue Springs, MO, and Arveta (Steve) Freitag of Andover, MN; Ralph Burdette, of Kahoka, MO; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Billy was raised and educated in the Revere area. He received his GED while serving in the Army and later was certified in mechanics by Carl Sandburg College.
A U.S. Army Veteran, Billy served from 1967-1969 and later from 1971-1979. Following his service he operated a small engine repair in Hamilton, IL later operating a hog farming operation near Williamstown. He worked in the health care field as a CNA as long as he was physically able.
Billy was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion and the NRA. He was an excellent mechanic and persistent at whatever he did. He enjoyed playing video games, watching movies, playing cards, and cutting up with the kids. He loved being with his grandchildren.
Family received friends Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka. A time of Celebrating and Remembrance was held at 2 p.m. with Military Rites following and concluding the service.
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