James Hershel Lucas, 89, died Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. He was born June 27, 1930, in Sulligent, AL to William Roston Lucas and Viola Stanford Lucas. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. Mr. Lucas served in the United States Army, the Army Reserve and also in the National Guard. He was a Veteran of the Korean War. He worked as an Inspector for the Mississippi State Highway Department for thirty-four years. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include two daughters Donna Lucas Dillard of Tupelo, MS and Lisa Lucas Johnson (Greg) of Aberdeen; four sons Dwain Lucas (Donna) of Greenwood Springs, MS, Tim Lucas of the Brewer Community, Ricky Lucas (Jan) of Athens, TN and Larry Lucas (Susan) of Saltillo, MS; seven sisters Imogene Olcott of Tucson, Arizona, Rachel Jaudon (Cecil) of Hamilton, MS, Joyce Salomon (Art) of Terry, MS, Betty Cumberland of Ridgeland, MS., Peggy Pouncey (David) of Quito, TN, Rebecca Lucas of Tucson, Arizona, and Diann Wienke (Bill) of Farmington, Conn.; eleven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Billie Ann Lucas, parents, two sisters, Agnes Williams and Laverne Lucas one daughter-in-law Mickey Lucas and a son-in-law Mike Dillard. Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Burial will be at Center Hill Cemetery.
Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be Friday, January 3, 2020, from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home.