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Walter "Buck" Lucas Jr.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Born 8-24-1922 -- Died 5-6-2004

Walter Beryl "Buck" Lucas Jr., 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 6, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville.

He was born Aug. 24, 1922, in Grand Tower, Ill., the son of the late Mollie Shaffer and Walter B. Lucas Sr.

He was retired from The San Diego Tribune after working over 25 years. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Lucas of Cherokee Village; two sons -- Bradley Lucas of Savannah, Ga., and Daniel Lucas of Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandchildren -- Kurt Lucas, Sara Elizabeth Lucas and Jonathan Allen Lucas; and one sister, Daisey Havens of St. Paul, Minn.

aThe funeral was May 10 at Heath Oak Hill Chapel with The Rev. Vern Forsberg officiating. Burial was at sea from San Diego. Arrangements were under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy.