Dexter "Lonnie" Lucas, 83, of Bethesda, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at his home with his family by his side. He was born August 2, 1933 in St. Clairsville, Ohio to the late Dex and Millie Lucas.

He was retired from Consol Coal, where he had worked as a welder, served as a volunteer firefighter for Bethesda Fire Department, and was a member of the Bethesda Sportsman Club. Lonnie enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, camping, fishing, boating, and especially having a big fish fry at the end of the season.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Betty Ann and Wink Powell and brother, John Lucas.

Lonnie is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marlene Lucas of Bethesda, Ohio; his children, Debbie and Kenny Winland of Bellaire, Ohio, Jay and Joanne Lucas, and Terry Lucas all of Bethesda, Ohio; three grandchildren, Brady, Devin, and Skylar, who were his pride and joy; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Jeanette Lucas; and sister-in-law, Nancy Lucas all of Bethesda, Ohio.

A memorial service was conducted, Monday, April 17 at Bethesda Christian Church, 40601 Bethesda-Belmont Rd., Bethesda, Ohio with Minister Tim Snyder officiating. The family received family, friends, and guests after the service at the church.

Honoring Lonnie's wish, his body will be donated to The Ohio State University for anatomical research.

A very special thank you to Debbie, Kenny, Jay, Joanne, and Terry for always being there; to Jeanette, Terry, and Edie for their kindness and support; and Hospice of Guernsey for their compassionate care, support and spiritual guidance given to Lonnie and his family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Patron Funeral Homes & Crematory Kelly Kemp Braido, Bethesda, Ohio.

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