ESSEX -- Jim Cleve "J.C." Lacey, 77, died May 16, 2007, at Westwood Hill Health Care Center in Poplar Bluff.
Born April 19, 1930, in Charter Oak, son of the late Jesse and Fannie Marler Lacey, he had lived in Essex most of his life. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a retired truck driver with Malone and Hyde Co.
On Dec. 30, 1968, he married Ruthie Ross who preceded him in death on April 8, 2002.
He was also preceded in death by one brother in infancy.
Survivors include: one son, Tim Lacey of Essex; three daughters, Karen Auner of Ironton, Susan Coleman of Poplar Bluff and Rebekah Williams of LaBelle, Fla.; one stepson, Eddie Blackwell of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Lester Lacey of Salem, Ore., and Ernie Lacey of Mesa, Ariz.; three sisters, Mary VanHook of Salem, Ore., Lois Thomson of Oshkosh, Wis., and Kathy Million of Savannah, Tenn.; and 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 1 p.m. Saturday until service time at 2 p.m. at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. The Rev. Dennis Ward will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Essex Cemetery.