Everett N. Lucas 90, of Frankfort, IN, died Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Wesley Manor Retirement Community. He was born in Clinton County on May 31, 1922 to Walter & Jesse (Mundell) Lucas. He married his high school sweetheart, Peggy E. Sims on September 25, 1943 in Muskogee, Oklahoma and she survives. Everett graduated from Jackson Township High School in 1940 and from Indiana University Law School in 1948. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served from February 1943 to October 1945 as a 2nd Lieutenant Pilot. He trained recruits to be pilots at Pampa, Texas Army Airfield. Everett was a trust officer at Farmers Bank for 10 years. He was most noted for his 3 terms as Clinton County Circuit Court Judge from 1958-1976, he was then appointed as a Workmen Compensation Judge for the State of Indiana from 1977-1987. A 50 year member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, he was also a 50 year member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #54, 50 year member of American Legion, 30+ years in Optimist, member Indiana Bar Assoc. from 1948-2012 and was 1960 Clinton County Chamber of Commerce President. Everett was instrumental in bringing the Frankfort Airport to Clinton County and bringing Peter Paul Mounds Candy Company to Frankfort. He received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Governor Orr. Everett loved music and played trumpet in a local band in the 1940’s. He and Peggy enjoyed their winter home in Cape Coral, Florida for a number of years and had many pets throughout their lives.
Visitation and Services
Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations in Everett’s memory to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Wife: Peggy E. Lucas of Frankfort
2 Daughters: Andrea L. Shriver and Jacqueline (Joseph) Snyder both of Frankfort
1 Son: Rett Lucas of Frankfort
3 Grandsons: Todd (Gail) Shriver of Reynolds, IN, Kyle (Sabrina) Cook of Nashville, TN and Alex Snyder of Indianapolis.
5 Great Grandchildren: Lexi, Taylor and Ryan Shriver, Makenzie and Ava Cook
Several Nieces and Nephews also survive
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Marie Lucas Reagan and Josephine Lucas Dilworth and brother Kenneth Lucas.