Dr. Barney E. Lucas, 76, passed into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, surrounded by family at his home in South Williamsport.
Born Sept. 15, 1936, in Renovo, he was a son of Frederick R. and Elizabeth Cole Lucas. After graduating from Renovo High School, Dr. Lucas joined the Marine Reserves in 1954. In 1958, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he was a decorated marksman with the 12th Marine Artillery Unit. After honorable discharge, Dr. Lucas returned home and for several years worked for Capitol Homes, delivering and setting up houses along the East Coast. He later attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and graduated magna cum laude in 1975. Again, he returned home, and opened his first practice in Renovo. Throughout his career, he had offices in Williamsport, Linden and Jersey Shore. Dr. Lucas loved his practice and patients often became good friends.
Dr. Lucas enjoyed being with his family and among his favorite hobbies were collecting coins, reading, feeding the birds and squirrels, supervising his children's DIY projects and cheering for the Phillies.
He will be greatly missed and is survived by his children, Kimberly Lucas of Mill Hall, Melissa Taylor of Beaufort, S.C., Troy (Susan) Stone of Williamsport, Lenny (Betsy) Stone of Fairless Hills, Pa., Korrie (Greg) Funk of South Williamsport, Jacqueline Lucas of Renovo; and brothers, Robert Lucas of North Bend, Eric (Peg) Lucas of Cross Forks; a sister, JoAnn (Vincent) Schenck of Renovo; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick "Sonny" Lucas.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at North Bend United Methodist Church. Family and friends are welcome at noon with services to begin at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport.