LABETTE CITY — Willie Racy, 59, of Labette City, died at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2010, at the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center at Coffeyville.
He was born on April 14, 1951, at Parsons to Herman and Caroline (Ball) Racy. He grew up at Parsons and attended Parsons schools. He lived in Labette County most of his life except for the few years that he lived in California.
He worked in production at several manufacturing companies including Diamond Coach at Oswego, Bayliner Boats at Miami, Okla., and was currently employed at Grandview Products in Parsons as a saw operator.
He married Jenny Stricklin on Jan. 22, 1971, at Parsons. They later divorced. They later were remarried on Sept. 3, 1992, at Miami, Okla. She survives of the home.
He enjoyed fishing, going to the casinos, his cats and mowing his yard with a cold drink. He was an avid NASCAR fan and was an active bowler, participating in the men’s leagues in Oswego and Parsons. He was a hard working man who loved his family with all his heart.
In addition to his wife, Jenny, he is survived by three sons, Joe Racy and his wife, Jennifer, of Spurger, Texas, Jeff Ball of Labette City and Eric Ball and his wife, Lori, of Tomball, Texas; a daughter, Denise Stricklin of Coffeyville; six grandchildren, Shanise Scott, Brandy Racy, Samantha Ball, Kamrynn Ball, E.J. Ball Jr. and Tyler Smith; a brother, Norman Racy and his wife, Betty, of Parsons; and two sisters, Anna Ellis of Parsons and Addie Jane Gitchell of California.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Mykell “Mykee” Racy; his parents; two brothers, Tony Racy and Johnny Racy; and two sisters, Judy Condo and Mary Ellen McElhaney.
The service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons. Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 Sunday.
Memorials are suggested to the Mykell “Mykee” Racy 4-H Fund and these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.