Jerry L. Lacey, Sr., 74, of Fayetteville


Jerry L. Lacey, Sr., 74, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 27, 2010.

Mr. Lacey graduated from Forest Park High School in 1955 and was a dedicated member of the Forest Park Fire Department. He was the owner and operator of Fayette Electrical Co. and retired from the U.S. Department of Labor. Mr. Lacey proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church, Fayetteville .

Mr. Lacey is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Mary Taylor and his brother, Bill “Dinky” Taylor.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 55 years, Dot Lacey; children, Angie Knowles and her husband David of Fayetteville, Rhonda Carey and her husband Keith of Rockvale, TN, and Lee Lacey and his wife Paige of Sandersville, GA; eight grandchildren, Michael Carey, Alison Carey, Tim Carey, Kristi Thomason, Brandon Knowles, Micah Lacey, Hannah Lacey, and Caleb Lacey; two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Pat Baker Yancey and her husband Neil of Fayetteville, John Taylor and his wife Virginia of Fayetteville, and Ken Eidson and his wife Joy of Hampton; sister-in-law, Julie Taylor of Alvaton; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Lee Lacey and Rev. Dennis Watson officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 28, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

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