Paul E. Lucas

Lucas ObitCOAL CITY – Paul Ellsworth Lucas, 89, of Morris passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at Morris Hospital, surrounded by his entire family.

He was born July 29, 1926 in Verona, son of John and
Angie Gard Lucas. He was raised in Verona and graduated from Mazon High School. Paul went on to serve in the United States Navy, until being honorably discharged.

On June 29, 1946 Paul married Dorothy E. McBride in Morris, and together they made their home in Morris. He was employed by Morris Federal Paper Board Company until the plant closed, and later retired from Morris School District 54, where he worked as a custodian at Garfield School.

Paul enjoyed gardening, hunting and trap shooting. He raised hunting dogs and homing pigeons, and will be remembered for his love of country music, which he enjoyed both singing and playing on the guitar.

A true family man, Paul cherished his wife, children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Dorothy; daughters: Deb (Ed) Benante of Plainfield and

Sandy (Bob) Pommier of Minooka, as well as Peg (Ron) Fleetwood of Channahon, who was like a daughter to Paul.

Also surviving are his grandchildren: Kristin Lucas of Normal; Neal (Nicole) Herman of

Tampa, Florida; Paul A. (Kristy) Lucas of Naperville; and Darcy Herman of Chicago; great granddaughter Claire Lucas; great nephew Adam (Becca) Fleetwood of Morris; and great-great niece and nephews: Riley, Hannah and Parker Fleetwood.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; son, Douglas Lucas; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Marcy Lucas; sister-in-law, Barbara Lewis; niece, Sherry Rath; and nephew, Jim Lanier; and great nephew Wesley Fleetwood.

Cremation rites have been accorded; private graveside services in Evergreen Cemetery, Morris, with Full military honors by Morris Color Guard.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook or view Pauls memorial page at:

Arrangements were by Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris.