Fred L. Lucas, age 87 of Fincastle, died Monday, June 3, 2019 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
Fred was born August 7, 1931 in Botetourt and lived in the area all of his life. He was the son of the late Fred Mathew and Virginia Louise Childs Lucas.
Fred retired from Norfolk Southern Rail Road in 1992 after 42 years of service and was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed farming, Blue Grass and Country music.
In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his wife Lorene in 2013; daughter Bonnie Sue Ruscigno in 2017; two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Kevin and Melissa Lucas of Buchanan; daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Ricky Brookshier of Fincastle; grandchildren: Andrew and Sarah Lucas, and Derrick (Amanda) Brookshier; brothers and sister-in-law Robert Lucas of Eagle Rock, David and Sandra Lucas of Daleville; sisters and brothers-in-law: Margaret and Larry Blair of Alabama, Nancy Davis of Richmond, Martha and Don Hanger of Churchville, Virginia, and Peggy Waldron of Salem; many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
A celebration of Fred’s life will be 11:00 AM Saturday June 8 at Zion Hill Baptist Church, 2256 Zion Hill Road Fincastle with Reverend Lee McIntosh officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.rader-funeralhome.com.