Eugene Joseph Lucado, 81, of the Burton Community, Pearisburg, departed this life for his heavenly home Thursday afternoon at Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg after a long illness. Born in McCoy on March 8, 1928, he was a son of the late William Andrew and Frances Dorothy Fain Lucado. He was a veteran of the U S Navy, WW II, and retired from the home manufacturing industry. With his wife he also cared for and ran a foster home for adults. “Gene” was a devout Christian and an ordained minister with Jesus’ Assembly in Baltimore. He was preceded in death by his sisters Ruby Thornhill, Naomi Walls, Pansy Burke, Elizabeth Perkey, Daisy Dize and his brother William Randolph Lucado.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of over 60 years Thelma A. Lucado; his sons and daughters-in-law Daniel Joseph and Elsie Mae Lucado of Narrows, Stephen Andrew and Mary Jane Lucado of Buchanan, Wayne Elliott and Gail Lucado of Burton,Robert Lucado of Burton; his daughters and sons-in-law Sylvia Jean and Donald Pack of Pearisburg, Frances Elaine Oyler of Pocahontas Co., WV, Evelyn Marie and Frank Marion of Burton; his eight grandchildren, his fifteen great-grandchildren; his sisters Margie L. Radford of Oregon and Dorothy L. Comeau of Virginia Beach.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, November 23, 2009 at 2:00 PM in Bethel Chapel in the Clendennin Community near Narrows with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke Sunday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.