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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)
Joe Douglas Lacy “Pops” began his eternal life with his Lord and Savior on September 20, 2023. He was born February 15, 1940 in Mountain Pine, Arkansas to Marion and Thelma Lacy. Joe lived a fruitful life alongside his beloved wife of 63 years, Ramona “Mona” Lacy, in Salem, Arkansas.
After being saved at the age of 6, Joe never doubted the forgiveness of his sins through the sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ. He held full faith in the eternal home prepared for him in His Father’s house.
Those closest to Joe knew that he considered the most important roles in his life to be a devout Christian and loving husband. Joe also took pride in serving others throughout his life. Joe upheld an outstanding 30 year career as a Master Electrician at the Alcoa Plant after serving four honorable years in the United States Air Force. In addition to, Joe selflessly served in several local Baptist church families throughout his life as a Deacon, volunteering in Vacation Bible Schools, leading Sunday School classes, and serving as the Director of Music and Director of Youth Services.
Joe spent his final years immersing himself in the Word daily while leading Bible studies in the comfort of his personal recliner next to Mona (often while enjoying a cold bottle of Diet Coke). Joe is also remembered as a talented artist, gospel singer, and a general jack of all trades. He regularly looked forward to Mona’s homemade meals, especially ones that involved meat. Joe is remembered as a kind, good, and gentle soul who simply loved God and others before himself. He will be so very missed by all who loved him- especially his furry companion Ms. Ellie who will miss his table scraps and trips to the treat bowl.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Thelma Lacy; two sisters, Grace and Deborah; and a brother, Roger.
He is survived by the love of his life, Mona; adopted son, Douglas Cantrell; a sister, Pat Hafner-Harrison, and a host of relatives, neighbors, and close friends.
A graveside ceremony will be held on September 27th, 2023 at 2pm at Edgewood Cemetery in North Little Rock, AR. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joe’s memory to The American Heart Association.