1933 - 2013
Master Sgt. Donald Earl Lacey, retired U.S. Air Force, 79, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., entered into Eternal rest Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. Donald was born in Aberdeen, Wash., on June 14, 1933, the son of Earl and Emma Lacey.
On May 5, 1965, he was united in marriage to Cecelia Wilt Norris. Donald retired after serving 26 years in the United States Air Force. Donald was a lifetime member of E.O.D. Master Blasters, Inc. and the V.F.W.
Survivors include his loving wife, Cecelia; sons, Richard (wife Charlotte) Norris, Robert (wife Gretchen) Norris, Roger (wife Shawna) Norris; sisters, Barbara Evans, Elaine Wadsworth; grandsons, Byron (wife Michelle) Norris, Jason Norris, Christopher Norris, Caleb Norris, Marcus Norris; and great-granddaughter, Audrey Kathleen Norris. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Lee; daughter, Sonja; brothers, Phillip, Harold; and sister, Janet Lacey.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, Fort Walton Beach. Burial will be 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to E.O.D. MasterBlasters Wounded Warrior Fund, P.O. Box 1881 Crestview, FL 32536-7881.
Expressions of love and sympathy may be viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com.