Pearl Leonard Lucas, 67, of Clay City died March 9, 2005 from injuries sustained from an automobile accident that morning.
He was born in Sullivan County May 14, 1937 the son of Harley Lucas and Hester Genevieve Kress Lucas. He attended school in Hymera. April 9, 1960 he married Maryann Banks Lucas, and she survives.
He was currently working as a maintenance man at the Pilot Station at I-70 and S.R. 59. As a young man he worked as a farm hand, then at Terre Haute Malleable for seven years. He also worked at Glen-Gerry Brick in Brazil for nine years. He worked at Hcarles Industries for more than 16 years also in the maintenance department. He was a member of the 12th Street Church of God in Linton where his son is the pastor. He had also been a long time member of Clay City Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed old cars, tractors and animals of all kinds. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his mother Hester Genevieve Lucas of Jasonville, his wife Maryann Lucas of Clay City; five children, George Lucas and Melodye Young and husband Carl all of Clay City, Gloria Wetnight and husband Tom, and Vicki Ladd all of Brazil and Joseph Lucas and Noah Lucas of Linton and Andrew Ladd of Clay City; five sisters Delores Jackson of Valparaiso, Helena "Lesta" and Bill Heinzman of Cookville, Tenn., Celopheus Cliff of Bloomfield, Marcella and Graham House of Coalmont, Stella and Bud House of Jasonville; one brother Leland Lucas and wife Virginia of Hymera; mother-in-law Ann Brown of Brazil; sister-in-law, Nettie Gilbert of Indianapolis; brother-in-law Guy Gilbert and friend Tammy Henderson of Carbon; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his father, a granddaughter Kaitlyn Rose Wetnight; three brothers in law, Eldon Lee Jackson, Jim Cliff and Ted Gilbert; one nephew Harley "Pete" House.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Wisehart officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Cemetery in Farmersburg. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and 1-3 p.m on Saturday.