Leroy Lacey Jr., 89, of North Vernon, passed away at 11:03 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at his residence.
He was born December 8, 1930, in Vernon, the son of Leroy Lacey Sr. and Bertha Mae Beam Lacey. He married Thelma Louise Redicker on February 19, 1955, in Vernon; she preceded him in death on June 3, 2011.
Leroy served in the U.S. Army and was a line worker for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus for ten years before retiring in 1986 and had previously worked the line for Arvin’s in Seymour for 20 years. He was a member of Rush Branch United Methodist Church in Jennings County. Leroy enjoyed fishing, cutting firewood and wood crafts.
Survivors include his children, Barbara (David) Neal and Beverly (William) Waltermire, both of Commiskey, Danny (Peggy) Lacey of Butlerville and Robert Lacey of North Vernon; his siblings, Delores Hibbard, Betty Hawkins, and Earl Lacey, all of North Vernon; grandchildren, Danelle (Scott) Mathis, of Columbus, Michele (Michael) Hopper of Hanover, Tasha (Ben) Lanning of Commiskey, Nancy Lacey of Butlerville, Billy Joe (Roberta) Waltermire of Muncie, Daniel (Alisha) Neal and Bobbi (Kiefer) Howard, both of Seymour and Cody Lacey of North Vernon; twenty three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, siblings, Robert, James, Charles, Frank, Merle and Paul Lacey, Pat Canary and Dorothy Combest; and grandchild, Michael Waltermire.
A funeral service for Leroy will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon. Visitation will be on Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. Burial will be in the Rush Branch United Methodist Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in honor of Leroy through the funeral home to the American Cancer Society.
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