Kenneth Lane Lacy

Kenneth Lane Lacy

Kenneth Lane Lacy, 77, of Jonesboro, entered Heaven’s gates as a result of Covid pneumonia at 6:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, with his family by his side.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1944, in Anna, the son of Ammon “Dub” and Mary Wilson Lacy. 

He married Charlotte Frick on Nov. 10, 1961. This union produced two children, Carter (Roni) Lacy and Rhonda (Rodney) Tweedy; eight grandchildren, Cara Smith, Jamia (Justin) Marks, Paige Lacy, Austin, Logan, Cameron, Ashlin and Madison Tweedy; and seven great-grandchildren.

He married Robin Miller in Harvard, Ill., on Jan. 16, 1982. They came south to make their home in Jonesboro with their son, Kyle Aaron Lacy, who resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.

He is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren; one brother, Rodney Lacy; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ammon “Gene” Lacy; and two sisters-in-law, Wilma Cook Lacy and Darlene Davis Lacy.

He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was a self-employed carpenter. 

When he returned to Union County, he spearheaded the construction of Faith Assembly Church in Wolf Lake. Through the years, he attended several area churches, returning to Faith Assembly as a board member before his death.

He will be missed by his family, friends and the coffee boys at the Dixie in Jonesboro.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Faith Assembly Church in Wolf Lake, with Ron Thorn officiating.

Memorials can be made to the compassionate care unit at Southeast Missouri Hospital or Southeast Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church.

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

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