Aug 11, 1957---Jan 16, 2023

Joe Lacy, 65, died unexpectedly January 16, 2023, at his home in Overland Park, Kansas. He was born August 11, 1957, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Harold R. Lacy Sr and Barbara Bea (Van Hook) Lacy.

Joe graduated from Bishop Ward High School, class of 1976 and attended Donnelly College. Joe was a fun-loving son, brother and friend to all who knew him. He loved music, spending time with his family and friends, attending sporting events and fine dining. He worked for his father helping him to run a successful family business for many years and most recently as a Materials Handler for 8 years before he retired in 2021. He was always up for a new adventure and loved being on the go.

He was predeceased by his father, Harold Lacy Sr. He is survived by his mother Barbara Lacy, sister Pamela Lacy Ritzman, brothers Anthony Lacy (Emily) and Harold Lacy, Jr. (Vicki) and numerous nieces and nephews who loved and admired their Uncle Joe.

A celebration of life will be held from 2pm - 4pm, Saturday, January 28th at the American Legion, Post 370, 7500 W. 75th Street, in Overland Park, Kansas.  Joe's family would like to thank the entire JCDS family for their care, support and compassion. Those who wish to remember Joe in a special way may make donations in his memory to the charitable organization "Friends of JCDS"


Angie Hawkins Jan 19, 2023

cousin ,Port Neches ,Texas

I remember our cousin Joe was full of enthusiasm and loved being involved when our families gathered. We had a lot of fun and great food! My heart is with Pam, Tony, Harold and their families, and especially praying comfort to our precious Aunt Barb. Eternal rest grant unto Joe, O Lord, may perpetual light shine upon his kind soul.

Suzanne Reising Engle Jan 19, 2023

Classmate ,KCMO ,Missouri

My condolences to the Lacy family. I went to high school with Joe.. he always put a smile on my face. You are all in my prayers..

Connie Stawowy Brqdbury Jan 19, 2023

Classmate ,Kansas city ,Kansas

My condolences to the family. I knew Joe as a classmate at St Peter’s Cathedral. He was always so polite and happy. I thought of him intermittently through the years always sending positive vibes his way . May you all have the strength you need to get through this difficult time and have many wonderful memories to sustain you until you meet again.

Barbie Dillon Johnson Jan 24, 2023

Super Friend ,Stockton ,Missouri

Joey, he will always be to me!!!! I’ve had such a wonderful friendship with him for lots and lots of years. I’m going to miss not coming to the City and going to eat with him and not going to the park to spend an afternoon or driving around in my car belting out seventy’s songs; as if we were still in the 70’s. I will miss his Laugh the most. He enjoyed life to its fullest and each time we got together, it was as if we had never been apart. My heart breaks for myself because I will truly miss him and my heart goes out to Pam, Butch and Tony for losing a wonderful brother. To Barb; he loved you so very deeply. You made his whole life so special to him and for him. Thank you the entire Lacy family for always keeping him and I such wonderful friends. Love to you all. Barbie. (I Miss You Joey)

Loretta Verbanic Jan 25, 2023

Classmate ,Overland Park ,Kansas

My condolences to Joe's family. Joe was a '76 classmate from Ward High. What I will remember the most about Joe is his smile and how fast he could make it to class when that 2nd bell rang! I don't recall if he was on the school's track team but he should have been. Peace and prayers.

Robert Krizman Jan 25, 2023

Cousin ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Like to express my thoughts and prayers to you Barbara, and all the Lacy family for your loss. Have not been involved in Joe'y life over the years but my son Jack reminded me what a nice person he was. God bless Bob Krizman


Celebration of Life
American Legion Post 370
7500 W. 75th St.
Overland Park
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Jan 28, 2023
2:00 PM
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