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Former Clinton County judge dies

IL Staff
December 19, 2012
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Everett N. Lucas, 90, who served three terms as Clinton Circuit judge beginning in 1958, died Nov. 4 at Wesley Manor Retirement Community.

Lucas served as a Circuit judge until 1976, and then was appointed as a workers’ compensation judge in 1977 until 1987. The Indiana University Law School graduate was a longtime member of the Indiana State Bar Association, American Legion, Clinton Masonic Lodge #54, and of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

He was Clinton County Chamber of Commerce president in 1960. Lucas was instrumental in bringing the Frankfort Airport to Clinton County and bringing Peter Paul Mounds Candy Co. to Frankfort. He received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Gov. Robert Orr and played trumpet in a local band in the 1940s.

Lucas is a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving from 1943 to 1945 as a 2nd lieutenant pilot.

Indianapolis attorney David E. Cook, of Gresk & Singleton, said, “Judge Lucas was a wonderful man and a caring, compassionate judge. He will be missed.” Lucas is his ex-father-in-law and was instrumental in encouraging Cook to attend law school, he said

Lucas is survived by his wife, Peggy E. Lucas; daughters Andrea L. Shriver and Jacqueline (Joseph) Snyder; son Rett Lucas; three grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.•

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  1. From his recent appearance on WRTV to this story here, Frank is everywhere. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy, although he should stop using Eric Schnauffer for his 7th Circuit briefs. They're not THAT hard.

  2. They learn our language prior to coming here. My grandparents who came over on the boat, had to learn English and become familiarize with Americas customs and culture. They are in our land now, speak ENGLISH!!

  3. @ Rebecca D Fell, I am very sorry for your loss. I think it gives the family solace and a bit of closure to go to a road side memorial. Those that oppose them probably did not experience the loss of a child or a loved one.

  4. If it were your child that died maybe you'd be more understanding. Most of us don't have graves to visit. My son was killed on a state road and I will be putting up a memorial where he died. It gives us a sense of peace to be at the location he took his last breath. Some people should be more understanding of that.

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