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Jerry Lucas

January 4, 1940 — July 31, 2021

Jerry Lee Lucas Sr., 81, of Chillicothe, Missouri passed away at his home Saturday, July 31, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Jerry was born January 4, 1940 in Chillicothe, Missouri to parents Ralph Hamilton Lucas Sr. and Ila Lucille (Sammons) Lucas. He served in the United States Army from 1958 until 1964. He was in the 25th Infantry and the 1st Infantry divisions. His service was spent on Hawaii and Fort Knox, Kentucky. He married the love of his life, Judy Basham Lucas on May 15, 1964 in Vine Grove, Kentucky.

He was a member of Lighthouse Chapel and Trenton Coin Club. He was a man of faith and loved his family and his church family.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Judy Lucas of Chillicothe; sons, Jerry Lee Lucas Jr. of Chillicothe; Todd Hamilton Lucas and wife Tricia of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren, Tyler and Cassie Lucas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Ila Lucas; sisters, Charlene DeVaul, Ruby Hall, Mary Clark and Mary Francis Lucas; brothers, Ralph Lucas Jr.; Pete Lucas and Todd Lucas.

Memorials in honor may be made to Lighthouse Chapel and may be mailed to or left at Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, Mo 64601. Online condolences may be left at

There will be no public services.

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