Paul Lucas

Paul Lucas

Monday, June 17th, 1957 - Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Murphysboro- Paul Daniel Lucas, 62, of Murphysboro, passed away at 10:56 PM, Thursday, September 12, 2019 at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.

Paul was born on June 17, 1957 in Ferriday, LA to Paul James and Sally (Pulcher) Lucas.

He was a retired custodian having worked many years at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Lustour and Wal-Mart.

Paul was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served his country proudly from 1975 until 1979 when he was honorably discharged. He was a Christian and a member of American Legion Post 127 in Murphysboro.

Survivors include the love of his life- Diana Ethridge, his special companion Eddie, three brothers and one sister- Jeff Lucas and James Hoynes of Chicago, James A. Lucas of Carbondale, Michael A. Lucas of Wilmington, NC and Sallie A. Lucas of Bridgeview, IL. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Ava Evergreen Cemetery. Military rites will be performed at the graveside by the Murphysboro American Legion Post. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the graveside. For more information or to leave online condolences, please visit
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    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 11:00am
    Memorial service at Evergreen Cemetery in Ava Illinois
    AVA, IL
    Military Services
  • Interment

    Ava Evergreen Cemetery


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