Franklin Louis Lacy
September 5, 1916 - February 14, 2014
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|Franklin Louis Lacy was the second of four siblings born to the late Washington Lacy and Minnie Jackson on September 5, 1916 in Ashland, Virginia. Frank attended the Hanover County Public School system and graduated from high school. Frank worked at many professions; first as a driver in the Navy Department and with hard work became an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency until retirement. After that retirement, he began a new profession as a jeweler for the Best Products retail store.
While growing up on a farm in Ashland, Virginia, he helped with raising livestock and harvesting crops. He attended Providence Baptist Church where he was baptized and later in his retirement life became a deacon of the church. As a young man, he left Ashland and traveled to Washington, DC where he met his wife Arbutus Lee. World War II started and he enlisted in the 10th Calvary Division in the U.S. Army were he became a Buffalo Soldier which he served until the end of the war. While living in Washington, DC, and working in the government, he also served as a scout master for the Boys Scouts of America, played, and coached in a softball league.
To his family he was a loving and an outgoing individual with many endeavors. While serving the Lord as a deacon in the church, he managed to be an avid hunter, golfer, horseman, and sports fan. He loved the Lord, his wife and family, Arabian horses, foxhounds, golf, and the Washington Redskins. Apart from the Lord, there was a debate on which he loved the most. However, these endeavors allowed him to create many friendships and be an active leader in his community. His stewardship of the organizations he belonged to and his fellowship with friends and family left a remaining legacy. Also, with others, he was an advocate of the opening of Woodside Lane as well as the naming of Washington Lacy Park. Even in his later years with diminished physical abilities he remained a determined and inspiring patriarch.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Arbutus, his sister Cleo, and brothers’ George, and Harding Lacy.
Frank leaves cherished memories to his three sons: Franklin, Jr., Philip, and Roger; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Lacy; grandchildren, Kimberly Stevenson, Ricardo Lacy, Stephanie Lacy, Kevin Lacy, Steven Lacy, Frankie Lacy, Stephon Lacy; great-grandchildren, Craig Lacy and Grace Lacy; devoted cousins, Phyllis Glasker, Georgia Lee Stephens, Sarah Anderson and Husband Douglas; and a host of other nieces; nephews; cousins; relatives and friends.