Richard D. "Whitey" Lancaster, of Lebanon, has passed away. He was born July 1, 1941, in Lebanon, to Chester D. and Mary M. Lancaster, both now deceased.
He married Karen K. Sluder, of Lebanon, on Feb. 14, 1965. She passed away Jan. 1, 1992.
Survivors include son, Brian (Becky) Lancaster of Lebanon; daughter, Krista Kay Cox of Lebanon; grandchildren, Bentely, Brady, Bryce, Tyler, Zachary, Abbi, Hannah, Shane and Austin "AJ"; great-grandchild, Kingston; and girlfriend, Kathy Lancaster.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and wife; brother, Bill Lancaster; and an infant sister.
He proudly served in the United States Navy on the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) in the U.S. Sixth Fleet from 1961 to 1965.
Richard's hobbies and interests included bingo, bowling, slot machines and socializing with friends. He was an avid Colts and NASCAR fan, and he mentored and coached children. He coached Little League baseball and youth football, served on the Lebanon Senior Citizens board of directors, was VFW Post 910 commander six times and VFW district commander in 1983-1984, was past president of the Bowlers Hall of Fame, and a former member of the American Legion and Eagles of Lebanon.
He worked at Dow Chemical in Zionsville and Boone County REMC.
Richard enjoyed the time he spent with family. He cherished all of his friends and enjoyed spending time with his girlfriend, Kathy, whom he admired deeply.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Lebanon First Church of the Nazarene, 1122 Garfield St., Lebanon. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Published on June 27, 2017