Mr. Lacy died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in a Dallas hospital. He was born Oct. 11, 1933, in Troup to the late Herman S. and Allie Ruth Gray Lacy.
He served two years in the U.S. Army and learned the art of printing while serving. He worked in the printing trade and in 1972 purchased Monarch Press and retired in 1982. He was a member of Park Cities Rotary, a Boy Scout leader for Troop No. 856, and an active member at Casa View Baptist Church for many years. Now a member at Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church, he was a great husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to many. He was a simple country boy that was successful in business and in life; one of the most honest men you would ever meet and always had a joke to share!
He married Betty Jane Scoggins, on Aug. 30, 1957. She preceded him in death on Jan. 5, 2011, after 53 years of marriage. They had two children, William Ray Lacy and Leigh Ann Lacy.
In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by his twin brother, James Lacy, and his sister, Bennie Ruth Ballard.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Andrea Lacy, of Dallas; a daughter, Leigh Ann Lacy, of Fredericksburg; six grandchildren, Will Lacy, John Lacy, Kristen Lacy and their mother Karen Lacy, and Jordan Vasquez, Ariana Vasquez and Annsley Vasquez; a great-granddaughter, McKynzie Lacy. He has many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors who were dear to his heart as well.
Honorary pallbearers will be, Jordan Vasquez, Will Lacy, John Lacy, Bryan Lacy, David Scoggins and Matias Scoggins
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of your choice.
Online registration and condolences are available at www.cottlefuneralhome.com.