Lawrence Lacy

February 18, 1942 - June 3, 2024

Lawrence Oliver Lacy, of Clifton Forge, Virginia, was welcomed into his Savior’s arms in his heavenly home on June 3rd at the age of 82. His passing was comforted by the presence of his loving family who surrounded him with expressions of love and singing on his last day.

Larry was born in Savannah, Georgia, on February 18th, 1942 to Frank and Ruth Lacy. After graduating from Savannah High School, Larry earned an Industrial Engineering Degree at Georgia Tech.

On September 7, 1963, Larry married his high school sweetheart, Kae Dishinger. God blessed the couple with a son, Frank, daughter Tamera, and daughter Lori as they moved from Atlanta, to Panama City, Florida, to Fort Valley, Georgia, to Clifton Forge, Virginia, where they lived together happily for more than 55 years.

Larry worked in the industrial paper making and automotive industries before joining Hercules, Inc. in Covington, Va. where he worked for more than 25 years. Following his engineering career, he began a small business installing and refinishing hard wood flooring that he continued for 15 years. During his professional career, Larry successfully obtained patents in the automotive and power tool industries. He was a member of the Association for Quality and Productivity for which he published several technical papers and made numerous presentations on workplace teamwork and quality improvement, including a teamwork survey conducted throughout the US and Canada.

He served as the President of the Covington chapter of the Salvation Army, and for many years enjoined square dancing with his wife and served as the President of the club.

Kae and Larry attended and faithfully served Living Stone Ministries in Clifton Forge. In retirement, Larry designed and constructed his dream home on the banks of the Cowpasture River, which will serve as his final resting place.

Larry leaves behind a loving community of family and friends to mourn his passing, who will also celebrate his freedom from illness and pain. Among these are his son Frank (and wife Melina) of Texas, with his children, Clark and Savannah. His daughter, Tammy (and husband Glen) of Florida. And his daughter Lori (and husband Vic) of Virginia, with their sons, Victor and Luke. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a sister in law, and is survived by sister Rebecca, and brother Ralph, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial celebrating his life will be held on July 5th at Living Stones Ministries.

The Lord used Larry’s cancer to lift the veil. The faint whisperings from another world have become a clarion call, and the claims of this reality have faded away. Larry has finished the race.