Warren Lucas



Warren David Lucas 72, of Seymour, Indiana passed away peacefully at his home on March 22, 2022. He was born in 1949 to the late Albert M. Lucas and Sara E. Marling Lucas. In 2004 he married Patricia Burns and she survives.

Mr. Lucas was a graduate of Seymour High School. He enlisted in the US Army in 1967 and completed his basic combat infantry training at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky home of the 101st airborne in 1967 when US Post TET combat deaths were over 550 a week. Warren was assigned to the 196th Light Infantry Brigade in May of 1968. He was assigned one of the assault- maneuver battalions that made combined air armor infantry assaults in the Hipdiec Valley, Antena Valley, Happy Valley, Que Son Valley, Hill 187, Hill 54, Million Dollar Mountain and more. He was twice wounded on military road 535 in the Que Son Valley between LZ Ross and Triple Culverts. Southern I-Corps Quangnam Province. He was awarded two purple hearts, Army Commendation Medal with citation. Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with four battle stars: Fayette Canyon, Burlington Trail, Pocahontas Forest, and Golden Fleece and two overseas bars. He was honorably discharged in 1970. Warren had seniority rights on the old, now defunct, B &O Railroad starting in 1970. His first job was hammering spikes on an extra gang out of Seymour and advanced to Road Freight Conductor in November 1978.

Mr. Lucas was retired and lived well. He enjoyed his home, talking to Drew and the girls at the post office, and going Wednesday to the Townhouse for beans and cornbread and talking to his friends there.

Warren is survived by his wife; Patricia Lucas, his children; John Travis Lucas, Kody (Jami) Knott, Jessica (Greg) Elks; his step-children; Amanda (Cory) Dingess, and Marlena (Steven) Shelton, his grandchildren; Gabrielle (Eric) Lockhard, Austin (Siara) Elks, Katie Elks, Xander Knott; step-grandchildren; Nicholas Abell, Seth Abell, Andrew Dingess, Noah Dingess, Haley Dingess, Katelynn Snowden, Layla Shelton, his great grandchildren; Gannon Lockhard, Gauge Lockhard, and Aubrey Elks; his brother Daniel (Doris) Lucas, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Albert and Sara Lucas, his step-son; Daniel Abell, his step-daughter; Rebecca Lawrence, his sister; Elizabeth “Betsy” Decker, and his great grandchild; Macy Lucas.

Visitation will be held on Monday March 28, 2022, at Voss and Sons from 11 am until the time of service at 1 pm with Pastor Andrew Currao and Pastor Zac Huffman officiating. Burial will follow at Vallonia Cemetery.

Family request memorials be given to Schneck Hospice, or Wounded Warrior Project in care of Voss and Sons Funeral Service.

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