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Lonnie Lee Crace

October 15, 1931 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 90)


Lonnie Lee Crace, 90 of Lucasville went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at SOMC. Born October 15, 1931 in Oak Hill, a son of the late John Herman and Blanche Mae (Rawlins) Crace, he served in the Air Force for 20 years and was a Teacher at VoTech for 20 years. Lonnie was known for so many things in our family, our church and our community. His love for his beloved wife, Joyce of 66 years, his love for his family, an avid outdoorsman, bird watching, photography, travelling, and fellowshipping with his friends at church. He attended Rubyville Community Church and loved sharing the gospel.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joyce Bouts Crace; two daughters, Cheryl (Chuck) Banks, Sandra (Ed) Duduit; one son, Greg (Dana) Crace; five grandchildren, Chris (Sonia) Banks, Nathan (Brandie) Banks, Isaac Duduit, Kate (Daniel) Perschke, Kimery (Jonathan) Burkhardt; nine great-grandchildren, Eli Fitch, Jocelyn Cooper, Pierce and Ellie Banks, Caden, Rylie and Trenton Banks, Ezra and Violet Burkhardt; three brothers, Ted (Louann) Crace, Jim Crace, Dan (Jeanne) Crace, and one sister, Lu (Jared) Hagen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie (Jim) Harrison.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Rubyville Community Church with Pastors Calvin Ray Evans and Brian Baer officiating. Burial will be at Rubyville Community Church. Friends may call at the church from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Evangelistic Outreach, 299 Ohio Avenue, New Boston, Ohio 45662. Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Online condolences may be sent to


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Funeral Service
January 13, 2022

1:00 PM
Rubyville Community Church
5365 State Route 139
Portsmouth, OH 45662

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