Arvil Lee Lucas (1933 - 2018)

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Arvil Lee Lucas, 84, of Leitchfield, passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Leitchfield.
He was born on Aug. 3, 1933, in Grayson County, the son of the late Roy Leslie and Elsie Givans Lucas.
Arvil was a charter member of the New Harvest Baptist Church. He served as deacon, Sunday School director and enjoyed singing in the choir. He was a leader, not always in name or spotlight, but by action and deed.
One of his favorite Bible verses was 2 Chronicles 7:14 – "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
Arvil was a Korean War veteran, serving in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. A barber by trade for 40 years in Caneyville, his one-chair shop was a community gathering place where he touched the lives of many people.
Arvil loved spending time with family and friends, especially with his beloved grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing and gardening, both of which gave him the opportunity to share and give back to others. (The gardening more than the fishing).
Arvil is survived by his wife of 63 years, Levia Jane Smith Lucas. They were married Jan. 1, 1955, and were constant companions and helpmates throughout their years together. He is also survived by three sons, Timothy Alan Lucas, his wife Kimberly and their daughter, Carla Louise Lucas; Barry Neal Lucas, his wife Rebecca and their children, Noah Logan, Caleb Bratcher and Abigail Lee Lucas; and Michael Keith Lucas, his wife Nancye and their children, Olivia Jaye, Elizabeth Brooke and Eli Bratton Lucas. He is also survived by his special grandkids, Tyler, Allison and Jenna Cantway.
Other survivors include sisters-in-law Marcella Lucas, Mary Sturgeon, Dorothy Carter and Mattie Smith; nieces and nephews Rebecca Coleman Clampitt, Diane Carter, Joyce Carter Duffy, Michelle Lucas Shaw, Denise Lucas Jinkerson and Leslie Lucas Houchins; and an extended family of special friends.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Dorothy Mae Lucas; and two brothers, Roy Leslie Lucas Jr. and Bobby Eschol Lucas.
The funeral is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield, with Brother Bob Sutton and Brother Doug King officiating. Burial is in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Visitation is from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: The New Harvest Baptist Church Youth Program, 815 N. Main St., Caneyville, KY 42721.
Condolences may be made at
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Dermitt Funeral Home - Leitchfield
306 West Main St. P O Box 90
Leitchfield, KY 42755
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Published in The Record on Feb. 7, 2018
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