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Richard Lucy

Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Richard M. Lucy, 85, formerly of Sikeston, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at the Westminster Retirement Village in Blytheville, Ark. He was born on Jan. 2, 1919, in Laforge to the late Fed and Mary Lucy.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a former member of the Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston. He had worked as a superintendent of the water department for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities.

He married Wilma D. Allen on July 25, 1964, in Sikeston, and she preceded him in death on May 22, 1986.

Survivors include three sons, Doug Lucy of Muncie, Ind., Dewayne Lucy of Phoenix, Ariz., and Gary Lucy of Hendersonville, Ky.; one step-son, Kenneth Cunningham of Cape Girardeau; three daughters, Caroline Delplane of Blytheville, Ark., Karen Marberry of Fort Meyers Beach, Fla., and Harriett Williamson of Hendersonville, Ky.; one sister, Pearl Hessling of Dexter; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers; one sister; and one step-daughter.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, until time of service at 1 p.m. at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel with Rev. Doug Lucy, pastor of the Church of God in Muncie, Ind. He will be assisted by Rev. Carl Addison, pastor of Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston.

Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Missouri Military Funeral Honor Guard.

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