William E. Lacey, age 83, of The Villages, Florida and Saint Clair Shores, Michigan passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018 while under the care of hospice. Bill was a graduate of Columbia University and had a long career as an entrepreneur with multiple mobile home parks and related business ventures.
He was a past president of The Mobile Home Association of Michigan and of the Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary. Bill was an avid sportsman enjoying tennis, hunting, fishing, and recently, golf and was a member of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and Old Club on Harsens Island. He and his wife, Connie loved good food and wine and belonged to the Chaine des Rotisseurs, a gourmet group and to Nomads, a travel club, visiting many countries and taking an around the world trip.
He is survived by his loving wife Connie Lacey and sister, Kay F. Walters: children; Steven Lacey, Scott Lacey, Beth Marie Lacey, Don Allen: grandchildren; Amber, Erin, Spencer, Alexandra, Tom, Andrew, Sam and great grandchild, Anthony.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ford Van Lacey and Frances (Sensiba) Lacey.
Bill was a loving and generous man, husband and grandfather.
A memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 2-4 pm, located at Hiers-Baxley Funeral and Cremation Life Event Center, 3975 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages, Florida 32162.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to: Grosse Pointe Sun Rise Rotary P.O. Box 36964, Gross Point Michigan 48236.
Online condolences may be sent at hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral and Cremation Life Event Center.