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James R. "Jim" Lacey

July 31, 1949 — September 11, 2023


James Richard “Jim” Lacey, 74, Indianapolis, passed away September 11, 2023. Jim was born July 31, 1949, in Terre Haute, Indiana, to the late Robert Dale and Betty Jacqueline (Gilbert) Lacey.

He graduated from North Central High School, near Sullivan, and attended Indiana State University. Jim worked at Cornelius Printing for more than 20 years and more recently worked for a few tool & die shops, a job that he thoroughly enjoyed. When his sons were growing up, he volunteered as a scout master. A true dog lover, Jim loved to show dogs, and was especially fond of chows, huskies, and pit bulls. An accomplished guitarist, he was musically inclined from an early age. Jim was a true music lover, always with a song on his mind, he was especially fond of the older classics.  He was also an avid reader and spent lots of time at the library. The constant jokester, you could count on Jim to always keep the mood light. His memory will be forever cherished for caring and kind nature.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Gilbert Lacey; sister, Patricia Guess; stepdaughter, Deseree Evans. 

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Arthella (Baldwin) Lacey; son, Brian Lacey; brothers, Robert (Claudette) Lacey and Gary (Carolyn) Lacey; stepchildren, Steven Center, Daniel Center, and Shannon Beecher; 8 grandchildren. 

Visitation will not be observed. The graveside service will begin at 1 p.m., Monday, September 18, 2023, in Memorial Park Cemetery. O’Riley – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family.  Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.    

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