Funeral services for Bill J. Racy, 70, rural Lawrence will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. He died Monday, May 30, 2011 at his home.
Bill was born on May 12, 1941 in West Mineral, KS, the son of John & Mary (Brynds) Racy.
He grew up in West Mineral and moved to Lawrence in 1951. He was a graduate of Lawrence High School.
He served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves.
He retired as a custodian from USD #497. Earlier, he worked for Aeroquip Corporation and later its successor, Kinedyne Corporation. He formerly owned Super Oil Service Station for many years in Lawrence. In high school, he worked at Cooks Paint & Blackburn Super Oil. In West Mineral, KS, he had a newspaper route.
He was a member of West Mineral United Methodist Church. He was active in the community and was a member of the Douglas County Trail Riders during the time when they were building an arena and clubhouse. He was also an avid square dancer in his younger years.
Bill enjoyed living on his farm with his many critters (horses, cats, dogs, and cattle).
He married Patricia Bonney on October 14, 1967 in Fenton, MO. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two brothers, Don (wife, Ann) Racy and John (wife, Larysa) Racy, both of Lawrence, KS; nieces & nephews; one sister-in-law, Toastie Racy, of Abilene, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Mel Racy.
The family will receive friends from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Bill Racy Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.