Richard E. Lacey, 81, of Fountain City, passed away on Sunday, August 2, at his residence.
He was born on September 18, 1933 in Campbellstown, Ohio to Clifford E. and Flora Irene Worley Lacey. He lived in the Fountain City Community since 1934 and was a 1951 graduate of Fountain City High School, where he was a player on the basketball sectional championship team of 1949. He was drafted into the US Navy in 1955 and served as a Yeoman aboard the USS Essex prior to his honorable discharge in 1957.
Richard farmed most of his life and was retired from Harvest Land CO-OP. He had formerly worked for the US Postal Service and Avco. He was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church. He enjoyed solving word search puzzles and watching basketball among other sports.
Richard will be missed by his wife of 60 years, the former Dolores Tudor, whom he married on September 26, 1954; daughters & sons-in-law, Melissa & Daniel Kramer and Michelle & Chuck Haager; sons & daughters-in-law, Scott & Tammy Lacey, Randall & Suzi Lacey and Darren & Bonnie Lacey; seven granddaughters, seven grandsons, sister & brother-in-law, Reita Bell & Robert Byrket; sister-in-law, Carolyn Lacey and several nieces & nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Reed Lacey.
A celebration of Richardâs life will be conducted at a later date, followed by interment in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are encouraged to the charitable organization of the donorâs choice.