March 21, 1944 ~ January 16, 2021

Born in: Atlanta, GA
Resided in: Peachtree Corners, GA

Robert Matthew Lacy, 76, of Peachtree Corners, GA, passed away early Saturday morning January 16, 2021.

Born in Atlanta, GA, he was the youngest of five siblings, was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, and attended St. Pius X lettering in three varsity sports, in particular football, where he was coached by the legendary George B. Maloof.

After high school, Robert enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. His distinguished service as an infantryman during the Vietnam War garnered him three combat medals and the rifle marksmanship badge.
He would later go on to earn an Associate Degree in Business and was offered a position with Georgia Medical Gases as a Medical Gas Specialist and continued with Airgas (one of the largest U.S. suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases) until his retirement in 2009.

Robert enjoyed his retirement years spending time with family, grandchildren, and close friends. And, as a member of the Senior Golfers Association of Atlanta, you could often find him on the greens playing the game he so loved.

He is preceded in death by his parents William Hiram Lacy, Sr. and Helen Fogg Lacy and brother William Hiram Lacy, Jr. Robert is survived by his wife Cynthia Lacy, son Garrett (Elaine) Donnelly, step-daughter Marnie (Todd) King, step-granddaughters Aynya and Zofie King, step-son Brandon Williams, Indianapolis, IN; sisters Margaret Caponegro, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and Georganne Donnelly, brother Jerry (Nona) Lacy, sister-in-law Beverly Lacy, Ponte Vedra, FL; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A mass and celebration of Robert’s life will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3773 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, GA 30341, at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 12. Social distancing and masks are required.

Live streaming is planned. It will also be recorded and available for viewing the day after the service at

Inurnment will take place at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project,; St. Martin de Porres Food Pantry, 3175 Hathaway Court, Atlanta, GA 30341; or to the charity of your choice.




Celebration of Life: February 12, 2021 11:00 am - February 12, 2021 12:00 pm

Holy Cross Catholic Church
3175 Hathaway Court
Atlanta, Ga 30341


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  1. i am sorry to hear this i enjoyed the time both of you sat with me for lunch after one of our reunions.
    May Good bless andkeep you at this time and always.
    With love your friend Herman Thompson

  2. CandleImageWe loved Bob so much! He will be missed deeply. Such a fun & personable gentleman whom we all adored. Our family friend. Our continued prayers for Cindy and his family & friends. We will see you at the memorial 🙏💗 Pam & John King

  3. What a great guy in high school. Friends with everybody and great football player. Better known as “ROBBY” to all who knew him well. Rest in peace my friend.

  4. Dear Cindy and the Lacy Family.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely and with love,

    Sarah and Max

  5. CandleImageCindy
    Robbie was one of the best football players I’ve ever seen. I got to see him a lot since I was
    marginal, only scored one touchdown my Senior year. I wish you all the best. Thanks,
    OBTW I graduated in 1962. I also served in Viet Nam as a helicopter gunship pilot.
    My thoughts are with you.
    Gene Abrams
    Charlotte, NC

  6. Cindy and family,
    I sorry to hear of Robie’s passing and your loss. He was a good friend and buddy in high school and college years. We played football at St. Pius together. I have so many memories of our times together. He was a lot of fun and an amazing athlete. Prayers for him and your family.

  7. Cindy and the Lacy Family,
    Rex and I have wonderful memories of Bob. He had an infectious smile and was always a generous host. Rex enjoyed their long phone conversations and would comment frequently that he needed to talk with Bob. When our son and your daughter married, we found found two new true friends. He will be missed.
    Miss you Bob!
    Rex and Ann King

  8. CandleImageDear Cindy.. I wish you strength, courage and hope during these troubling times of Bob’s passing.. Bob was such a caring man and was so interested in a possible pet rescue startup I was tossing around a few years ago.
    February is such a difficult month just got more so with Bob.. I lost my dear Allie~Girl last year day before Valentines as well as my uncle 3 yrs ago..
    In fact I will be lighting a candle this Friday with 3 flames in honor of these 3 beautiful spirits and I feel truly blessed to have crossed paths with each special being..
    Cindy I pray God will give you peace. I’m around if you need anything..
    In Spirit.. Your old CDC Pal — Tim E

  9. My very dear Cindy,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you on this day.
    I wish I could be there with you to give you comfort.
    Much love,

  10. Dearest Lacy Family
    What a beautiful and meaningful ceremony for a very special man.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sarah and Max Diamond

  11. CandleImageWhat a lovely service, Cindy. Thank you for making it available for everyone in this time of illness. I’m so sorry that Bob was one of its victims. May his memory be a blessing…he will be missed by many. Love to you.

  12. CandleImageCindy and family,
    Every time I think of Bob I hear his infectious laugh and see his bright smile. He was so kind and generous and I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I would have know about his funeral because I would have definitely been there to say goodby.
    All my love,

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