Rev. Lucien Bozarth

Monday, August 20, 2012
Rev. Lucien Bozarth

The Rev. Lucien Ray Bozarth, 75, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Dongola, Ill., died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Southeast Hospital.

He was born Nov. 7, 1936, in Centralia, Ill., the son of Lucien E. and Emma Unile Gambill Bozarth. He was married July 14, 1957, to Jean, and she preceded him in death Jan. 11, 2005. He then married Alice on Aug. 26, 2006.

Lucien served in the ministry for more than 50 years, pastoring Baptist churches in Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri. Wherever he pastored, Lucien became active in the community and was a friend and mentor to many. Most recently, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jackson. He and Jean also founded B&B Florist in Mounds, Ill.

Survivors include his wife, Alice of Cape Girardeau; one daughter, Teresa (David) Holmes of Tulsa, Okla.; two sons, Douglas (Anne) Bozarth and Timothy (Becky) Bozarth, all of St. Louis; five grandchildren, Amanda, Stephen, Michael, Samantha and Jeremy; one great-grandchild, Alinia; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by Jean and his parents.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Jim Martin and Tommy Weems officiating. Interment will be in Dogwood Cemetery in East Prairie, Mo.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Jackson.

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