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Willie Lacy Jr. Obituary

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LACY, Willie, Jr. WILLIE A. LACY, JR. Willie A. Lacy, Jr., 81, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, peacefully made his transition on December 8, 2011. Lacy, was born on July 24, 1930 in Huttig, Arkansas. He was the son of the late Willie and Alice Lacy (nee Carrington) oldest of four sisters and one brother. Lacy was drafted to the US Army in 1950, and served in Korea, after being honorably discharged he settled in McCloud, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California, and worked for the Lumber Company. In the early 1960's Lacy moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he worked for the United States Postal Service and pursued his education. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, and a MBA from UC Berkeley. He served at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories from 1966 to 1977 and taught business courses at Merritt College. When he moved to Atlanta, GA in 1978, he worked at the Department of Education and Office of Civil Rights as an Investigator for over 20 years. Lacy loved to travel; was an avid fisherman, boater, gardener, and cook, and he loved jazz and the blues. He is survived by brother - James Lacy of Berkeley, CA, and sister Janie Murphy (nee Lacy) of McCloud, CA, who are twins, granddaughters Gennelle and Melanie Lacy, and 2 great granddaughters Iyana Carraway and Andrea Lacy and two great grandsons Andrew Peter & Caleb Rees all from the San Francisco Bay Area. He leaves behind nieces and nephews who fondly called him Uncle Junior, and other close friends and family. He chose to be cremated, and his remains scattered in the beauty of the rivers and falls of Mount Shasta near McCloud, California located in the Shasta Trinity National Forest of Northern California. Memorial service will be held in his honor on at 3pm, Saturday, December 17, 2011 at the Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Drive, NE Atlanta, GA 30319. Another memorial service will be held in Northern California Bay area at a later date. Please send online condolences to Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Georgia 404- 355-7627
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 14, 2011
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