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Richard LaceyRichard 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.
Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to you, Dolores, and family.
Genevieve Dillon Kirby Aug 7 2015 12:00 AM
We are so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kenny and Sue Bone Aug 5 2015 12:00 AM
Richard will be sadly missed by all in the park, especially by his neighbours on lane#4.
J0hn@Isabel Cummings Aug 4 2015 12:00 AM
Our prayers and sympathies to Randall, Suzy, Jeremy and Emily and the entire family. It is so difficult to lose a loved one. We do know that you find peace knowing that Richard is living in the presence of Christ and enduring no further pain. Let our friendship serve you in this time of need should you need a respite from the burdens of everyday life or a long walk in the woods or simply a quick chat. Our fervent prayers of comfort and peace are with you.
Chris & Lisa Allen Aug 4 2015 12:00 AM
Reita, so sorry to read of your brother's passing.
David Sherick Aug 4 2015 12:00 AM
We are so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. Our prayers go out to Dolores and family. He was a great teammate to the Royal Gardens bocce crowd.
Helen Bolzon, Brenda & Jim Taylor, Guelph, Ontario, Canada Aug 3 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I am glad that he was able to attend the recognition ceremony at Williamsburg for the 1949 team. Such a special moment.
Richard and his other team members will always be remembered for that accomplishment. Charlie
Charles Quakenbush Aug 3 2015 12:00 AM
As the years go by, we loose track of people who have been in our lives at some point, especially if we move away from where we got to know them. Memories are what we connect with. My memory of Richard is mainly that he was an older brother of my friend Reita Bell whom I played accordion with. May God give you peace as you as you will miss him and give you hope of reunion in Heaven.
Beverly (Knoll) Culp Aug 3 2015 12:00 AM
Richard was a great man. I remember him from hopewell church. He was very kind hearted and always had a smile for me. I was blessed to have known him. My condolence to you all!!!!
Mary (Beckley) johnson Aug 2 2015 12:00 AM
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