Edwin C. Lacker, 88, WWII U.S. Air Force veteran died June 27, 2013, in Crawfordville, Fla. He entered this life Oct. 4, 1924, in Manor, Texas, to the late James and Elizabeth (Gallatin) Lacker. Edwin moved to Inglis in 1991 from Paige, Texas, after a career retiring with the U.S. Air Force. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post#8313 in Paige, Texas, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Inglis, formerly Red Level Baptist. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family.
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He is preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie B. Lacker and his son, Robert D. Friend. Edwin is survived by his daughters, Bonnie D. York and Melanie K. Davis of Crawfordville; his son, Robby Morris, Lakeland; his sister, Janie Wooldridge, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Mr. Lacker will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Inglis, with Pastor Bobby Thompson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. Commital services will be at Cedars of Lebanon Cemetery in Inglis. Memorial contributions can be made in Edwin's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org) P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Expressions of sympathy can be made online to robertsofdunnellon.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 2, 2013