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     Emmett Franklin Lucas, age 87, of Lamar, Missouri passed away, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin.

     Frank was born March 9, 1930 in Bushnell to Oscar and Ada (Felkner) Lucas. He served his country in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953.  On June 8, 1974, he married Beverly Thomas.  Frank had worked at Thorco for 37 years and retired as a foreman.  He enjoyed gardening and was famous for his tomatoes.  He also loved to read and spend time with his family and friends.

     Frank leaves behind his wife of 43 years; two sons, Gerald Lucas, Pittsburg, Kansas and Kenneth Lucas, Mulberry, Kansas; a daughter, Deborah Horton, Pittsburg, Kansas and a step-daughter, Janet Lopez, Joplin, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Gregory Horton, Cynthia King, Jeremy Lucas, Sarah Homewood, Levi Lucas,  Sheena Devore, and Tara Dombeck and several great-grandchildren.

     Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother, Clarence Lucas, and two sisters, Evlyn Higgins, and Alice Behrend.

    Funeral service will be 10:00 am Friday, June 9, 2017 at Daniel Funeral Home with Darrell Doss officiating.  Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

    Contributions are suggested to Lamar VFW in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

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Debbie Horton  - Pittsburg, KS   |2017-06-06 18:40:28
You were the best dad a girl could ask for. I know your in a much better place
now.

All my love,
Your daughter
Janice Onstott  - Pine Bluff, Ar.   |2017-06-07 06:27:44
Beverly so sorry to hear of Franks passing Gene always loved seeing him out and
about.My condolences to you and the family.
Cindy Dahlman  - BCMH Cardiac Rehab   |2017-06-07 12:41:33
We are all sad to hear of Franks passing. Frank was one of those guys that you
felt blessed to call a friend. Truly interested in your life, caring, great
listener. His favorite place to eat was Cookys. He always talked about him and
Beverly eating there and how good the ham and brisket was. Frank will be missed
so much. Beverly and family we are so sorry, our hearts break for you all.
Kate Wootton  - La Veta, CO   |2017-06-07 16:10:42
Beverly, so sorry to hear about Frank. Truly one of the nicest and most
thoughtful persons I've ever known. Talking to him about cars and tomatoes I'll
never forget. And his devotion to you and his regard for your family was
boundless. Especially enjoyed his special friendship with Bob Wootton. Can still
see them talking on the front porch at Petes house. He will be missed but never
forgotten. Thinking of you. God bless.
Donna Reedy  - Nevada, No.   |2017-06-07 21:17:20
Franklin was my favorite uncle.I enjoyed sharing my birthday with him. For the
first 16 years of my life, he gave me a stuffed animal on our birthday. Beverly,
I'm glad he had you in his life. Gerald, Kenny and Debbie, he loved you and
always kept me up to date on your lives. He so enjoyed getting to see you more
the last few years. I'm so sorry you have to go through this hard time. All my
love. Donna K
Donna Lucas Meuli  - Wichita KS   |2017-06-08 08:23:41
I was so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Even though we hadn't kept in contact
since my son was grown, I thought of both of them often. I'll cherish the
memories I have of him.
My sympathies to all of the family and friends
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