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Joseph Hanger Lucas

Joseph Hanger Lucas, 88, of Fairfield, VA, died Saturday, July 2, 2005 in the Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington, VA. Born in Decatur on April 25, 1917, he was a son of the late Thomas Julian Lucas and Mary Blair Paxton Lucas.

Mr. Lucas attended Fairfield School and was a deacon and life long member of the Timber Ridge Old Stone Presbyterian Church. He was a farmer, a heavy duty equipment operator and a veteran of World War II, fighting up through France and Germany, the exact same route that his uncle, Frank Lockridge Paxton, fought in World War I. Prior to going overseas, he was in the army war show, a group of soldiers that put on shows to raise money for the U. S. Army.

Mr. Lucas was also preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth L. Cummins. Surviving are his wife, Betty Marie Earhart Lucas of Fairfield; two children, Lydia Miller and husband, Al of Peyton, CO; Robert Lucas and wife Debbie of Fairfield; one sister, Virginia Kibler and husband, Willard, of Staunton; one brother, Hugh Lucas and wife, Jane, of Natural Bridge Station and five grandchildren, Sr. Airman Albert Miller, Jr., Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora CO, Sr. Airman Robert Miller and wife Melanie, Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, WA, Joseph Miller, Englewood, CO, Stephen Lucas and Jennifer Lucas, both of Fairfield.

A graveside service was conducted at the Timber Ridge ARP Cemetery.
Mr. Lucas was a descendant of Samuel and Frances (Noble) McCutcheon, through son, Capt. Samuel and Rebecca (Downey) McCutcheon.

Family Line: 
Samuel and Frances "Jenette" Noble McCutcheon VA

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