OBITUARY

Dr. Sterling E. Lacy

July 8, 1941November 29, 2018
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DR STERLING E LACY, 77, of Texarkana Texas passed away November 29, 2018. He was born July 8, 1941 in Fairland, Oklahoma to Eugene Carl Lacy and Twila Mae (Terry) Lacy. Upon his mother's death, he was loved and raised as a son by Alta (Mathia) Lacy. He married W. Jean Lacy on May 27, 1962. They were blessed with 56 years of marriage. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Timothy Lacy. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and is survived by his wife and two sons, David Lacy of Ft. Worth TX and Stephen Lacy of Roanoke TX; nine grandchildren: Gary and Christopher Lacy (Topeka KS), Brandi Martin (Glenwood IA), Josh Lacy (Texarkana TX), Caleb, Luke, Lane, and Lawson Lacy (Roanoke TX); Daniel Lacy (Magnolia AR) and one great granddaughter: Zita Alvarido (Topeka KS). Also surviving are his brother Terry Lacy (McPherson KS); sisters, Marquita Boehnke (Ellinwood KS), Dr. Linda Lacy (Riverside CA), and Peggy Williams (Miami OK) as well as numerous nephews and nieces. He began his walk with his Savior and Lord as a youth in Miami OK. He was ordained to the Christian ministry in 1962 and has ministered to churches in Indiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kanas, Arkansas, and Texas during his 56 years of ministry, as well as serving as Director of three counseling ministries over 51 years. He was a graduate of Miami (OK) High School; attended Cincinnati (OH) Christian University where he met his beautiful bride; received his BSL degree from Ozark Christian College; MTh from Midwestern School of Evangeliam; MS from Emporia State University; and PhD from Trinity Theological Seminary. Dr. Lacy loved his Country and was involved in numerous patriotic organizations and projects and served as Bowie County Judge from 2011-2014. His most recent community project was a commitment to placing God back in our public schools with posters honoring our national motto "In God We Trust." Visitation will be at East Funeral Home on Moores Lane on Mon. Dec 3 from 5-7PM with a celebration of his life at 2:00PM on Tues. Dec 4 at Church on the Rock. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to SowRichly at 216 E 3rd St, Texarkana AR 71824, SowRichly.com, to support the current poster project. His life may be summed up as: "He sought, He found, He pleased his God." Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Jean Lacy, Wife
  • Timothy Lacy, Son deceased
  • David Lacy, Son
  • Stephen Lacy, Son
  • Terry Lacy, Brother
  • Marquita Boehnke, Sister
  • Dr. Linda Lacy, Sister
  • Peggy Williams, Sister
  • Grandchildren: Gary, Josh, Caleb, Luke, Lane, Christopher, Lawson, and Daniel Lacy and Brandi Martin.

    Great grandchild: Zita Alvarido

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, December 3, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

Dr. Sterling E. Lacy

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Chaurcey Boyd

December 5, 2018

Condolences to the family. I have been out of town for a few months and still am. I happened to look at the obituaries online today and saw that my friend and brother Sterling Lacy had passed. I say brother because that is what he often affectionately called me. I believe he did so because he wanted to ensure that I as a black man understood he saw me as an equal member of humanity and God's family. To me he was a true Christian and patriot who served God and community well. He will surely be missed. May God give peace and comfort to my brother's family and friends in Jesus name.

Judy Wright

December 4, 2018

From the first time I met Sterling and Jean, we had an instant connection. We have stayed in contact all these years, visiting with each other, but acting like we were family!
Jean, I wish I could be there today for you, but know that my heart, prayers, and thoughts are with you.
God bless you and your family.
Love you,
Judy Wright
El Paso, Tx

Jack Kaltenhauser

December 3, 2018

“Doc” Lacy was on of the finest gentleman I have met, his faith and patriotism were extremely strong. He was also the finest county judge I have ever met.
I would like send the Lacy family our deepest condolences and prayers from the Kaltenhauser family. May God Bless those left behind.
Very respectfully

Connie Wilbur

December 3, 2018

Dr. Lacy was one of the finest people I have ever had pass through my life. He was the Father of Tim Lacy, my deceased nephew by marriage. Tim had many of Dr. Lacy's attributes. Both of these men were gentle in spirit, understanding of others weaknesses, encouraging, and loving. They had class. I will forever be thankful that both of these men past through my life and through all this pain I know at least his family can take comfort in the fact that they are reunited.

Jean: I enjoyed all the holidays we got to spend together and my heart goes out to you. Love Connie

Winford & Annette Dunn, Jr.

December 3, 2018

May God give you peace in this time of sorrow, please accept our condolences on the loss of your loved one.

Buck Evinger

December 1, 2018

Doc Lacy was a brilliant man. He attended the same seminary has my father in Cincinnati and Ozark Christian College where my uncle was a music teacher. I came to know him in my adult life as the Program Director at KTFS radio station where he was a frequent guest and did a weekly radio program. We worked on a couple of projects together, including "Not Yours To Give" which was an audio re-enactment of Davy Crockett's stand in congress for stewardship of public funds. His book, "Valley of Decision: A Christian Primer To the Political Arena is, in my opinion, the seminal guide for Christians to voting and public service. It is still available on Amazon.com.

Doc was a man of service. A servant for the Lord. I never saw him when he wasn't smiling and being cheerful. There is no doubt in my mind that he was anointed by God to teach, to heal and to demonstrate by example how Christians should use their minds as well as their hearts to witness to the world. There is no doubt in my mind that God put him the seat of power as Bowie County Judge for that reason. He served with honor and distinction.

Like my father, Doc Lacy was man you could say anything to, and know that he listened to every word and responded, guided by the Holy Spirit, with something profound, enlightening or humorous. What incredible faith. What a fine man. His passing is a great loss to me and to all of us.

Matthew 25:21
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Dennis Dilley

December 1, 2018

There are so many good times to remember that it hurts to stir them up. He was my mentor and friend. I would not have been who I am today as a fellow preacher and great American he set the pace. He never forsook the Lord and upheld our Nation. We will miss him. May the family find peace in the promises. In Christ, Denny.

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Biography

DR STERLING E LACY, 77, of Texarkana Texas passed away November 29, 2018. He was born July 8, 1941 in Fairland, Oklahoma to Eugene Carl Lacy and Twila Mae (Terry) Lacy. Upon his mother's death, he was loved and raised as a son by Alta (Mathia) Lacy. He married W. Jean Lacy on May 27, 1962. They were blessed with 56 years of marriage. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Timothy Lacy. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and is survived by his wife and two sons, David Lacy of Ft. Worth TX and Stephen Lacy of Roanoke TX; nine grandchildren: Gary and Christopher Lacy (Topeka KS), Brandi Martin (Glenwood IA), Josh Lacy (Texarkana TX), Caleb, Luke, Lane, and Lawson Lacy (Roanoke TX); Daniel Lacy (Magnolia AR) and one great granddaughter: Zita Alvarido (Topeka KS). Also surviving are his brother Terry Lacy (McPherson KS); sisters, Marquita Boehnke (Ellinwood KS), Dr. Linda Lacy (Riverside CA), and Peggy Williams (Miami OK) as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
He began his walk with his Savior and Lord as a youth in Miami OK. He was ordained to the Christian ministry in 1962 and has ministered to churches in Indiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kanas, Arkansas, and Texas during his 56 years of ministry, as well as serving as Director of three counseling ministries over 51 years.
He was a graduate of Miami (OK) High School; attended Cincinnati (OH) Christian University where he met his beautiful bride; received his BSL degree from Ozark Christian College; MTh from Midwestern School of Evangeliam; MS from Emporia State University; and PhD from Trinity Theological Seminary.
Dr. Lacy loved his Country and was involved in numerous patriotic organizations and projects and served as Bowie County Judge from 2011-2014. His most recent community project was a commitment to placing God back in our public schools with posters honoring our national motto "In God We Trust."
Visitation will be at East Funeral Home on Moores Lane on Mon. Dec 3 from 5-7PM with a celebration of his life at 2:00PM on Tues. Dec 4 at Church on the Rock.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to SowRichly at 216 E 3rd St, Texarkana AR 71824, SowRichly.com, to support the current poster project.
His life may be summed up as: "He sought, He found, He pleased his God."
Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.