Bob Lucas, 85, of Crossville, IL, died Saturday, June 29 at his home. A U.S. Navy veteran of WW II and the Korean War, he worked in the Crossville area in various capacities; owning and operating the Conoco Service Station; as a Crossville police officer; oilfield pumper, operator of Webb’s Ferry south of Grayville; cemetery sextant for Phillips Township; road foreman during the construction of Interstate-64 and a road examiner for the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Survivors include his wife, Ganath of Crossville; daughters, Sue Helpingstine of Winnewood, OK, Debbie Wilson of Crossville, Penny Miller of Norris City, Bobbie Hahn of Golconda, Nancy Akers of Princeton, IN and Connie Gibbs of Golconda; 8 grandchildren four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a brother-in-law, Bill Cleveland; a sister-in-law, Betty Paterson and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Bobby O. “Bob” Lucas will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 at the Cook Chapel in Crossville with burial with military honors at Stokes Chapel Cemetery near Crossville.
Visitation will be from 5 – 8 Monday evening, July 1 at the Cook Chapel in Crossville.
Memorials may be made to the Crossville War Veterans’ Memorial and will be accepted at the Cook Chapel in Crossville.