Terry M. Lancey, age 75, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, August 5, at his home. Funeral services for 75 year-old Terry M. Lancey are Saturday, August 9, at 11:00 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois or H.I.S. K.I.D.S.
He was born on Wednesday, March 29, 1939, in East Saint Louis, IL, the son of Edward M. and Gladys M. (nee Keraghan) Lancey.
On Friday, November 28, 1958, he married Virginia L. Lancey (nee Chappell) who survives.
He was a member of the Highland Sportsman Club; Highland Moose Lodge #2479; Masonic Lodge #583 A.F. and A.M., (Masons), Highland, IL; former member of Ainad Temple. A.A.O.N.O.M.S. (Shriners), E. St. Louis, IL; GCIU Local #138-St. Louis.
Terry was born at E. St. Louis; graduated from E. St. Louis Senior High School in 1957. He worked at Majestic Theater in high school. In 1956, he started worked for St. Louis Post Dispatch. In 1968, he moved to Highland with his family and worked for The Wall Street Journal and retired at age 59. After retirement, he drove school bus for 20 years. He also drove for Steve Schmitt Chevrolet. He was an avid Baseball Cardinal’s and Football Ram’s fan. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and liked to go fishing.
Wife – Virginia L. Lancey nee Chappell, Highland, IL
Son – Stephan M. Lancey, Pocahontas, IL
Son – Kelly Q. (fiancée Jill Hartmann) Lancey, Highland, IL
Daughter – Suzie Kay (significant other Dean “Julio” Stevenson) Lancey, Highland, IL
Daughter In-law – Donna R. Lancey, Breese, IL
David Lancey’s significant other – Bob Maurer, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Quinn A. (Rachel) Frey, US Navy, San Diego, CA
Grandchild – Kevin M. (Sarah) Hennessy, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Katie A. Lancey, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Libby M. (fiancée Jon Quinones) Lancey, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Amanda R. (significant other Mike Jakse) Lancey, Chicago, IL
Grandchild – Jonathan M. Lancey, Breese, IL
Grandchild – Kelly Ann M. Lancey, Denver, CO
Great Grandchild – Ava M. Weidner, Saint Louis, MO
Great Grandchild – Jon “Jack” A. Quinones, Saint Louis, MO
He was preceded in death by:
Father – Edward M. Lancey (died 01/10/1980)
Mother – Gladys M. “Happy” Lancey nee Keraghan (died 08/12/1990)
Son – Edward Scott Lancey (died 07/21/2012 @ age 49)
Son – David B. Lancey (died 08/23/2013 age 46)