Lacy Edwards, 69, of Big Spring, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Rick Cunningham and Patrick Robinson officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Oct. 26, 1942, in Sikeston, Mo. to Virginia and Jack Edwards. He has been a resident of Big Spring for 25 years, moving from Snyder. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and the Air Force, serving in Vietnam with both. While in the Navy, he served on the Ticonderoga, off the coast of Vietnam. While in the Air Force, he served in Thailand providing support for the B52 missions over Laos and North Vietnam. His medals and awards included: Air Force Gallantry Unit Award, Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, The Air Force Longevity Service Medal, The Air Force Good Conduct Medal, The Navy Good Conduct Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Medal and The National Defense Medal.
He graduated from Western Texas College in Snyder. He worked for Texaco in Snyder and worked for CRMWD after he moved to Big Spring. He married Darlene Pirkle on Feb. 9, 1997, in Big Spring. He attended 14th & Main Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife Darlene Pirkle Edwards of Big Spring; three children: Michael Edwards and wife Janet of Sikeston, Mo., Stacey Snelson and husband Jason of Cowetta, Okla., and Paul Edwards and wife Tracy of Troy, Ill.; three step-sons: Jay Pirkle and wife Linn of Albuquerque, Kevin Pirkle and wife Elsa of Donna and Kris Pirkle and wife Andrea of Amarillo; his mother: Sue Yerges of Sikeston, Mo.; two sisters: Sharon Duncan of Sikeston, Mo. and Sue Ann Lawrence and husband Frank of Chicago, Ill.; 12 grandchildren: Braden, Austin, Chase, Haley, Caleb, Tayler, Maggie, Hunter, Addisen, Canen, Troy and Kennedy; and his mother-in-law Georgia Lankford of Big Spring.
He was preceded in death by his father, one sister Bonnie Edwards, his step-father Royce Yerges and brother-in-law Dale Duncan.
Pallbearers will be Patric Robinson, Steve Green, Mac Fitzgerald, Johnny Pilgram, Dale Humphries and Allen Hollandsworth.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com.