Chester R. Lucas, Jr., 70, of Minerva, died Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the Alliance Community Hospital.
He was born July 22, 1946, in Canton to Chester and Laverne (Blackstone) Lucas, Sr.. He was a U.S. Marine and retired from the military after 28 years. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the Minerva VFW 4120, Malvern American Legion 375, the AMVET's and the Minerva Eagles Aerie 2199. He attended the Malvern United Methodist church.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon R. (Smith) Lucas, whom he married April 15, 2010; daughter, Angie (Shane) Frazier of Minerva; son, Dan (Meghan) Crawford of Stafford, Va., Michael Crawford of Tucson, Ariz., Shawn Crawford of Tucson, Ariz. Travis (Jacy) Bolin of Boston, Mass., Tony (Jordan) Bolin of Minerva; a sister, Jennie (Richard) McClellan of Minerva; eight grandchildren, Neeko, Mykenzie, Jaden, Kaylee, Lily, Gabriella, Anthony and Lincoln. He is preceded in death by his sister, Christine Lucas.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 7, 1 p.m. in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with the Rev. Fredrick Bays officiating. Calling hours will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the services. Burial is in the East Lawn Cemetery with full military honors. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.