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Obituary: Mark Timothy Lucas, Franklin

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Mark Timothy Lucas

Mark Timothy Lucas, 58, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Franklin. He was a resident of Franklin.

He was born Oct. 7, 1955, in Madison to John C. and Dorothy (Wise) Lucas.

He married Tina Sparks on June 5, 1976, in Peru; they were married for 38 years.

Mark worked for the Greenwood and New Whiteland street departments. He logged over 2 million miles driving a semitrailer truck over the years; and for the last five years, Mark enjoyed being a dedicated engineer for the Amity Volunteer Fire Department.

He enjoyed traveling, seeing the mountains, tinkering and figuring out how things worked. He loved to fish and hunt with his wife’s family and his best friend, brother-in-law Darrell. His singing when spending time alone was his quiet time with God.

He is survived by his parents, John and Dorothy Lucas; his wife, Tina Lucas of Franklin, a son, Mark Shane (Alexis) Lucas of Franklin; three sisters, Carlotta (Darrell) McKnight and Rebecca (Rick) Stevens, both of Edinburgh, and Dianna (Jimmy) Mobley of Kentucky; two brothers, Michael (Joellyn) Lucas of Morgantown and Stephen (Pam) Lucas of Virginia; his first grandchild on the way, Gabriel Ryder Lucas; and his two dogs, Demon and Nymeria.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Julie Ester Lucas.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Franklin Pilgrim Holiness Church, 1000 E. Hospital Road, Franklin. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the church. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Memorial contributions may be made to Amity Volunteer Fire Department, 3274 S. County Road 500E, Franklin, IN 46131; or Franklin Wesleyan Church, 230 Lynhurst Drive, Franklin, IN 46131.

Jessen Funeral Home, Franklin Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Information: 346-6155, www.jessenfuneralhome.com

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