Lawrence Edward Stacy, 83 of Toler, Ky., passed away Wednesday March 13, 2013, at the Appalachin Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Ky.
He was born on September 25, 1929, at Panther. He was the son of the late Walter and Berchie Bailey Stacy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Elbert, Luther, Hobert, Fred, Jay, Vexter, Walter Jr., Cecil, Don Stacy; and a granddaughter, Melanie Lynn Stacy.
Lawrence was a retired N&S Railroad conductor with 42 years of service. He ws chairman of the UTU Lodge #0655 and a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, Williamson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving on the USS Santee Aircraft Carrier in the Pacific Theater of Operation during WWII. He was awarded several medals including the Presidential Unit Citation (CVE-29) and the WWII Victory Medal.
Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Vivian R. Hopkins Stacy; and sons, David Lawrence (Linda) Stacy of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Dwight Edward (Rhonda) Stacy of Toler, Ky.; grandsons, Andrew (Laura) Stacy of Nashville, Tenn., and Dustin Edward Stacy of Toler, Ky.; great-granddaughters, Evelyn Jane and Emma Katherine Stacy of Nashville, Tenn. He will be missed by his family, friends and railroad buddies.
Visitation will be at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home at Belfry, Ky., from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, March 15. The funeral will be at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home on Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m. with Ed Lockard officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at rerogersfuneralhome.com