Lonnie Lacy Obituary
 
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Lonnie H. Lacy

March 18, 1943 - June 5, 2012
Obituary

LACY, LONNIE H., Funeral services for Lonnie Lacy, who passed away on June 5, 2012, will be held at 11am, Saturday, June 9 at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ocoee, FL. Visitation will precede the service and will begin at 10am. Flowers can be sent to Collison Funeral Home, 1148 E. Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787, 407-877-6700 or donations may be made to VITAS Hospice. Lonnie is survived by his beloved wife, Reda; two daughters, Lori Griffith, Tampa and Barb McClusky, Winter Garden; a son, Sawyer Bell, Groveland; and four grandsons. Lonnie is also survived by his mother, Myrhl Watford, The Villages; sisters Ruth Ann Morin, Montverde,...
LACY, LONNIE H., Funeral services for Lonnie Lacy, who passed away on June 5, 2012, will be held at 11am, Saturday, June 9 at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ocoee, FL. Visitation will precede the service and will begin at 10am. Flowers can be sent to Collison Funeral Home, 1148 E. Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787, 407-877-6700 or donations may be made to VITAS Hospice. Lonnie is survived by his beloved wife, Reda; two daughters, Lori Griffith, Tampa and Barb McClusky, Winter Garden; a son, Sawyer Bell, Groveland; and four grandsons. Lonnie is also survived by his mother, Myrhl Watford, The Villages; sisters Ruth Ann Morin, Montverde, and Kathy McIntire, Ocoee; his brother, Kenneth Lacy, Cumming,GA and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Richard (Dickie) Lacy. Born in Russellville, KY, Lonnie moved to Florida in 1959 and attended Evans High School where he played Varsity basketball. He still holds the record for the most consecutive free throws (14) in one game. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Air Force and served "three years, nine months and four days" as he liked to say. While in college, he was a Sears Service Repairman and worked in his family's roofing business. He attended Orlando Junior College and Florida Technological University (now UCF) and received his degree in Accounting, Cum Laude. He worked in the City of Orlando's accounting department and in June 1970 was hired by Osburn, Henning and Company, where he became a Partner in 1974 and remained until he retired in 2011. He had many clients he considered friends and was known for working long hours and for never making anyone wait when they came to see him. His motto was "Plan your work and work your plan." He served as President of the Central Florida FICPA chapter and on various FICPA committees, including the Board of Governors. He served on the University of Central Florida School of Accounting Advisory Board, the Downtown YMCA Finance Committee, the West Orange Water Warrior swim team as Treasurer and on various other civic and social organizations. He loved to play cards, Blackjack, Poker, Bridge and Rook, in particular, and to play games of logic like Mastermind and Sudoku. He had a lifelong love for the game of basketball, playing many pickup games with his daughter's friends on the Windermere courts and the downtown YMCA during his lunch hour and of course, watching the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

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