Billy Joe Lacey
Roberta, GA- Billy Joe Lacey, 70, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 4:00PM on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Pleasant Hill Congregational Church, 884 Avera Road, Roberta, where he has been a member for many years and served on the Board of Deacons. Burial will be at the church cemetery with Rev. John Aulds and Rev. Christy Bandy officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service in the church fellowship hall.
Mr. Lacey was born in Macon County to Joseph Thomas Lacey and Harriett Delia Skipper Lacey of Marshallville. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Lacey, brother-in-law, Ray Harbuck, and sister-in-law, Katheryn Parker. Mr. Lacey was a graduate of the class of 1962 at Macon County High School, Montezuma. He worked for the Daily Sun Newspaper in Warner Robins for over 20 years, Vought Aircraft, Houston Home Journal, and briefly, for the Leader Tribune until retirement in 2006. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam War veteran. Many of his greatest pleasures was being with his grandchildren and family members.
Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Joy Parker Lacey; son, William "Bill" Lacey of Helen; and daughters, Jennie Lee Lacey of Macon, DeEllen Lacey (Matthew) Wood of Crawford County; grandchildren, Evan Wood and Makenna Wood; sisters, Sara Harbuck and Barbara (Clayton) Stafford of Marshallville, Ann (Buddy) Poole and Sue (Danny) Mathis of Fort Valley; and a brother, Tommy (Moira) Lacey of Byron; sister-in-law, Joellen Borders of Fort Valley; brother-in-law, Charles Parker of Carrollton; many dear nieces and nephews, friends and family.
Floral expressions will be accepted or donations may be made in Billy's memory to Pleasant Hill Congregational Christian Church, c/o Dan Scarborough, 2088 Zenith Mill Road, Roberta, GA, 31078, or Atlanta Hope, ACS, 1552 Shoup Court, Decatur, GA 30033 designating use for the Atlanta
Please go to www.rooksfuneralhome.com to express online condolences. Rooks Funeral Home in Fort Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Telegraph on May 22, 2013