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.