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Billy Gene Lacey

08/14/1930 - 03/06/2016
Service Date: 03/12/2016
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: San Tan Memorial Gardens, 22425 East Cloud Road, Queen Creek, Arizona

Billy Gene Lacey, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away of natural causes, Sunday, March 6, 2016, at his home in Gilbert, AZ.  He was 85 years old.

Billy was born August 14, 1930, in Oronogo, Missouri to parents, Rollon Algie Lacey and Margaret (Maggie) Stults.  He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Marie Lacey; his parents; his older brothers, Bernard Rollon, Bobby Stults, and Don Linford; and his sisters, Ruth Alice and Nita May.

Billy served in the United States Marine Corps.  Staff Sergeant Lacey served with the 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division and was assigned to communications, receiving a Good Conduct Medal Ribbon.

Billy had a successful career spanning 35 years with Conoco Oil. He served the community of Ponca City, Oklahoma as City Commissioner, Branch President and Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Billy G. Lacey is survived by his five daughters, Victoria Lacey (Joseph Johansen), Susan Olivia (Philip Bates), Terry Lynn (Stath Karras), Tamara Jo (Phillip Beard), Lori Ann (Colby Ballew) and is the grandfather of 19 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 45 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for family and friends will be held, Saturday, March 12, 2016, 11:00 AM, at the San Tan Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 22425 East Cloud Road, Queen Creek, AZ  85142.  Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.


  • Dave & Lisa Hansen

    We extend our love and condolences to the Lacey family. While we join in your time of sadness and grief as your wonderful parents have returned home our Heavenly Father’s embrace, we can’t help but be happy for them that they are now together. Our family loved dear Bill as he served as our faithful home teacher and mentor for years. Our lives were blessed by his presence and spirit. May God bless you.

  • Alan and Gwenda Johnson

    Dear Lacey Family, We are sad AND happy that your dad has passed on–sad because we will miss him but happy that he is no longer suffering and because he and your mom were not separated for very long. For many years, we shared many wonderful times together; we truly enjoyed having them so near to us. They were wonderful examples to us and we learned so much from them. We dearly valued their friendship and loved them very much. We pray that you will be comforted in this time of sorrow and separation. Much love, Alan and Gwenda

  • To the Lacey family, I’m very sorry for your loss. I wanted to offer you some comfort that I’ve found in the Bible. In John 11:25 Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” May you can draw comfort and strength from this promise that we can see the loved ones we have lost to death again. (Acts 24:15)

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