Andover, Ohio - Franklin Edward Lacy, Sr., age 80, died on Friday, March 5, 2021, at Hamot Medical Center, in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was born on December 8, 1940, in Boomer, West Virginia, a son of Dennie Dosha (Hobbs) and Ezra Oliver Lacy. A longtime area resident, Franklin married Myrtle Alice Cole on October 3, 1959. Franklin was a Railroad Engineer for Norfolk & Southern Railroad for thirty-five years, retiring in 2005. He then worked for Bayshore Campgrounds and Haines Marina, both of Andover.
Franklin was a member of the Brother Hood of Local Engineers, serving as the local chairman for several years. He Loved trains, and even had an extensive collection of trains. Franklin also enjoyed fishing, and hunting, playing golf, maintaining his lawn, and doing woodworking. Spoiling and spending time with his family and grandchildren was his favorite past time.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Catina Lacy, and Tangela Canter; two sisters, Clara Arthur and Ruth Johnson; and five brothers, James, Robert, Jack, Clarence and Carl Lacy. Survivors include his wife of sixty-one years, Myrtle of Andover; five children, Franklin E. Lacy Jr., of Appleton, Wisconsin, Belinda R. (John) Murton of Jefferson, Ohio, Timothy S. (Crys) Lacy of Andover, Ohio, Allison Lacy of Conneaut, Ohio, and Deborah Stanley of Williamsfield, Ohio; son-in-law, Richard Canter of Tennessee; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and a great-great-grandson, with one on the way; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 1:00PM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect Street, Andover, Ohio. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery in Jefferson, Ohio. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 9th, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Social distancing and masks are required. Share a fond memory or condolence at www.baumgardnerfuneralhome.com
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