James E. (Jim) Lacy passed away on January 17, 2022. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He had previously been a deacon and elder.
Jim was an avid sports fan. In high school he lettered in football, basketball, tennis, and golf, and also served as the school president. At Texas Christian University he played on the varsity golf team.
Jim was a World War II veteran having served in the Philippines. After graduation from TCU, he worked for 39 years with J. C. Penney Co., managing five stores in Texas, Oklahoma and Tennessee. He opened and managed the Rivergate Mall store in Goodlettsville, Tennessee for 17 years.
Very active in civic affairs in the Nashville Metropolitan area, he was the president of the Rivergate Mall Association three terms, president of the Tennessee Retail Merchants, president of the Retail Merchants in Nashville Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of the Board of the Nashville Area Better Business Bureau.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Joy, son Ross, brother Gene, sister Joyce, and his parents. He is survived by three sons and their spouses: David (Barbara), Mike (Vickie), Randall (Martha), and daughter Kay, 13 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be held at Hendersonville Memory Gardens, 353 East Main Street, in Hendersonville, on Monday, January 24th at 1pm. Please meet at graveside by 12:45pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of choice.