HASLETT — Richard was born May 2, 1942, in Norfolk, Va., to Robert and Norma Lucas, and passed away June 23, 2014, at the age of 72.
Richard graduated in 1960 from Eastern High School and was a 1964 Michigan State University graduate.
He served in the Peace Corps from 1964 to 1966.
Richard obtained his Master of Library Science from Western Michigan University.
He was employed as the senior librarian for the State of Michigan.
Richard was past president of the Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society and will be missed.
Richard was preceded in death by his father, Robert.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ann; daughter, Rebecca (Nicholas) Slager; son, Andrew Lucas; mother, Norma Lucas; and brothers, Raymond, Milton, Keith and Charles Lucas.
Services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Richard may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1755 Abbey Road, East Lansing, MI 48823.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.greastlansing.com.
The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing.