M. Lacy Fendley, Jr., a resident of Sanibel, passed away on Aug. 28, 2010 at the age of 95. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Craft Fendley. He was the son of M. Lacy Fendley, Sr. and Louise Hudspeth Fendley.
Born in Richmond, Va., he spent his early childhood in Charlotte, N.C., eventually returning to Richmond. He was educated at the Staunton Military Academy and the University of North Carolina. He served in the Army's European Theater during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Fendley spent most of his professional career in the floor covering and acoustical ceiling business. After he retired, he moved to Sanibel, where he participated in many volunteer activities and programs.
Fendley is survived by three sons — Thomas L. Fendley and his wife, Susan, of Sanford, Fla., Frederick Craft Fendley of Richmond, Va., and Daniel Hudspeth Fendley and wife, Cindy, of Roanoke, Va. He is also survived by three grandchildren — Anna L. Fendley of Pittsburgh, Pa., Robert L. Fendley of Washington, D.C. and John D. Fendley of Roanoke, Va.
A graveside service will be held on Sept. 11 at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.