Lacy Wilson Blue
November 11, 1925 – December 5, 2018
Lacy Wilson Blue died Wednesday, December 5, 2018. He was born November 11, 1925, the son of David Fairley Blue and Nellie Estelle Blue Blue.
Following graduation as valedictorian of his high school class at the age of sixteen, and completing one and a half years of college at Presbyterian Junior College, he volunteered for military service. He served as an infantryman in the 253rd Infantry Regt., 63rd Infantry Division in the Invasion of Southern France and campaigns across France and Germany. Lacy served in the Army of Occupation and with Allied Forces in Belgium after the end of World War Two.
Upon returning home, he completed his undergraduate education before earning a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and LLM from Wake Forest University School of Law. Lacy W. Blue practiced law in North Carolina and Federal courts for over fifty years, and was a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar, the State Bar of North Carolina, the Mecklenburg County Bar, and the Trial Lawyers of North Carolina.
Lacy was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, where he served as a deacon, a member of the Board of Directors of the Community School of the Arts, and in other leadership roles.
He was an avid reader who was a former member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Board, and a passionate fan of Wake Forest University athletics.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his two-year old son, John Wilson Blue, who died in 1965.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Thornton Blue; son, Thomas W. Blue of Charlotte; daughter, Carolyn H. Blue and her husband G. Lee Mikell of Charleston, SC; sister-in-law, Audrey Thornton of Gastonia, NC; as well as niece, Betty Britt Packard of Clinton, NC and nephew, David Blue and his wife Betty of Lynchburg, VA.
A graveside service will be conducted by the Reverend Doctor Charles C. Williamson at Forest Lawn West Cemetery, 4601 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC, at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 13. Visitation will be held following the service at 214 N. Irwin Ave., Charlotte, NC until 6:00 PM.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church TV Ministry at 200 W. Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202.
Thursday, December 13, 2018