the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 80.
Mr. Lacey was a member of The Church Of Christ, a former crane operator for Stupp Brothers Bridge and Iron Company in St. Louis, a member of King Solomon Masonic Lodge #95, a Shriner, a member of The Order of Eastern Star, and a resident of Dexter, formerly of Imperial.
He was first united in marriage to Doris Ellis on Sept. 8, 1951, in Piggott, Ark. She preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 2001. He was then married to Joyce Wilson on July 6, 2002. Mrs. Lacey survives at their home in Dexter.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Mike Lacey of Imperial, Mo., and Rick Lacey and wife Carolyn, also of Imperial; two step-daughters, DaRonda Wade and husband Tom of Diehlstadt, Mo., and Brenda Mason and husband Ted of Dexter; one brother, Jerry Lacey of Oakville, Mo.; three sisters, Bernice Williamson of Denton, Texas, Peggy Barks of Dexter, and Brenda Puricelli of Denton, Texas; four grandchildren, Nichole Simos, Shannon Lacey, Jesse Lacey, and Mikey Lacey; four step-grandchildren, Brandon Wade, Shana Wade, Drew Mason, and Luke-Ethan Mason; and five great-grandchildren, Tori Lacey, Chase Kirkpatrick, Eleni Simos, Alex Simos, and Gabrial Lacey.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Lacey and Wayne Lacey.
Visitation was held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. He was taken to the Kutis Funeral Home, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, where friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
Funeral services will then be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in the Kutis Funeral Chapel.
Interment will follow in the Shepherd of the Hills Cemetery in Barnhart.