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Challie Lucas

July 17, 1938 — March 5, 2023

Challie Lucas Jr., age 84, passed from this life at 7 P.M., Sunday, March 5, 2023 at his home on Little Creek after an extended illness. Challie was born in Letcher County, July 17, 1938, to the late Challie Lucas Sr. and Mary Elkins Lucas. He was a believer in the Old Regular Baptist Faith. After serving in the United States army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Challie returned home to Pike County and married the love of his life, Wanda Hopkins. Challie was employed by Piggly Wiggly Food Store as a store manager for many years where he gave multitudes of people their first job. Afterwards he worked at United Parcel Service for 34 years and retired at age 82. He was proud to be a member of the Teamsters. Challie was a member of the Thomas C. Cecil Masonic Lodge and was a 33rd degree Master Mason. He was also a past president of the Pike County Shrine Club, a Shrine Ambassador, and was the chairman of the Shrine Circus Committee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Wanda; two brothers, Johnny and Willie and one sister, Joyce Elkins. Challie is survived by his only son, Timothy (Tammy) and his only granddaughter, Courtney Paige (Noah Burgess). In addition, he is survived by two brothers Jack Lucas (Shirley), Eugene Lucas (Nancy, one sister, Linda Brock, and a host of loving family and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday at 6p.m. at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home. The funeral will be Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 1 p.m. at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home with Barry Lucas and Teddy Honaker officiating. Burial will follow in the Johnson Memorial Park.
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