Bennie Anthony (Andy) Lacy was born March 1, 1966, in Dugway, Utah, to Margaret and Bennie Lacy. Bennie was baptized and confirmed at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Tooele, Utah, where he participated in church youth activities and served as a ceremonial acolyte. He attended elementary, junior high and high school in Tooele County School District, and graduated from Tooele High School in 1984. From 1984 through 1985, Bennie attended Weber State College, where he was a member of men’s basketball team.
From an early age, Bennie was a professional sports enthusiast and participated in organized sports. He was awarded a “One on One” basketball state championship while attending Tooele Junior High School. Bennie was a Little League Baseball all-star and letterman for the Tooele High School varsity basketball team. In addition to athletics, Bennie was part of the Tooele High School Band as an alto saxophone player. As a youth, he enjoyed playing electric and Strat-o-matic football games and collecting professional baseball cards.
Before earning a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Devry University, Bennie worked in several diverse professions, including park and recreation services, light industrial, culinary arts and transportation.
Throughout his life, Bennie was enthusiastic about learning history, geography, horticulture, and he strongly supported garden-to-table cuisine.
Bennie passed away on May 31, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Bennie; and daughter, Taleesha. Those remaining to cherish his life and memories include his mother, Margaret; sisters, Karen, Cheryl and Deirdra; brother, Michael; niece, Paris; son, Tyrese; and a host of cousins and friends.