Robert Thomas Lucas, 82, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Home.
He was born Sept. 8, 1928, in Detroit, to Robert B. and Minnie May Owens Lucas. He married Rita Pinger on Dec. 7, 1979.
Robert was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau, and Southeast Hospital Auxiliary.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Rita of Cape Girardeau; six daughters, Christine Applewhite of Arizona, Delpha Dunning of Wyoming, Kathleen (Dennis) Vollink and Monica (Todd) Johnson of Cape Girardeau, Christine (Bill) Dobbertien of Michigan, Ann (Jim) Holmes of Indiana; four sons, Aaron Lucas of England, Brian Lucas of Arizona, Greg (Ann) and Tom (Rhonda) Dobbertien of Michigan; a brother, David (Beverly) Lucas of Arizona; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service in celebration of Robert's life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Cathedral, with the Rev. Tom Kiefer as celebrant.
Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Hospice or Cape Girardeau Chapter of Birthright International. Envelopes will be available at the church and at the funeral home.
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