Cecil W. Lucas Dec. 5, 1941 - July 18, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Cecil W. Lucas, 72, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at his home. He was born on December 5, 1941, in Newport, AR. On April 25, 1961, in Newport, AR, he married the former Lue Fisher. Mr. Lucas is survived by his wife, Lue Lucas; two daughters, Deena Lucas of South Bend, IN, Alma Jo Banicki of South Bend, IN; two sons, Jimmy (Terri) Lucas of Kokomo, IN, and Derrick (Jodi) Lucas of South Bend, IN; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Lula Lawson of Newport, AR, and Dusty Rees of Lancaster, CA. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Trisha Shudick on January 17, 2009; his son-in-law, Thomas Banicki Sr. on November 16, 2007; three sisters and four brothers. Mr. Lucas moved from Arkansas to South Bend, IN, in 1970. He retired as a foreman from Earthway Plastics in Goshen, IN. The family will gather privately at a later date. Palmer Funeral Home-River Park is assisting the family with arrangements. Contributions in memory of Cecil W. Lucas may be offered to Southern Care Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on July 20, 2014