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William Ludwig “Billy” Lacher

November 10, 1946 - January 7, 2024
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St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
309 Gower Street
Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 233-7717 | Map
Saturday 4/6, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Service
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
309 Gower Street
Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 233-7717 | Map
Saturday 4/6, 11:00 am

William Ludwig “Billy” Lacher passed away Sunday evening, January 7, 2024, at his home in Greenville SC. Bill was a native and lifelong resident of Greenville. He was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church (a lector and a founding board member of the Tower of David, a charity created in the 1990s toContinue Reading

Sandy Byers left a message on April 10, 2024:
My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. I feel so lucky to have had Billy in my life.
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Lynda Anne Molnar left a message on April 4, 2024:
I was saddened to lose such a good friend. Along with others, we cycled thousands of miles together, both in SC and Germany. I miss those days and am thankful to have great memories of those times. Billy was one of a kind and managed to accomplish so much in his life. My very sincere condolences to Dana and his whole family.
Kevin Cruze left a message on January 31, 2024:
On behalf of myself, my wife and all of my colleagues at Automation Engineering, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences the Lacher Family, especially his dear wife. I have often heard that the true measure of a man can be seen in the eyes of his children, so while I did not have the honor of meeting Mr. Lacher, I have been blessed to know and work with his son, Dante, who is a truly good man and dear friend. So I believe I have caught a glimpse of his Father as well, and pray that solace might be had in the knowledge that Mr. Lacher's life and legacy will wax strong throughout the generations. May the Lord grant the Lacher Family peace, strength and joy through their grief as they bask in the memories of their Husband, father, brother and son.
Vicki Webb left a message on January 25, 2024:
Dana, Dee and family, I’m so sad to hear of Mr. Lacher’s passing. I worked for him in the late 80’s and early 90’s and thought the world of him and your family. I have so many fond memories. He was a great businessman and a wonderful person. May your sweet memories of him provide comfort and peace.
Sophia A. Koutsioukis left a message on January 22, 2024:
Rest in peace Mr. Lacher
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Cynthia Guin Motes left a message on January 22, 2024:
My heart is broken over the loss of my mentor, the one I called Mr. Lacher. He hired me at the age of 18 and took me under his wing teaching me everything there was to know about the jewelry business. He invested so much into each and every one of his employees. He had a gift in making each one of us feel special. He gave incentives when he appreciated hard work. He built a sales team that knew how to cater to their clients. He was a well respected business man in Greenville with such great integrity. A wonderful memory I have is when I sold over a million in sales for the year and he and his wife Dana had a car pick me up and take me to a woman’s boutique where I walked away with a new wardrobe and a mink jacket. Billy Lacher was one of a kind! My work ethic, I owe to him! He taught me everything I know about business. There is not a day that goes by that in something I say or do he comes to mind. Every young adult needs a Billy Lacher in their life. Every employer should follow in his footsteps. Years passed and I had not seen him but a while back I felt the desire to find him and express my gratitude. I began to pray that God would allow our paths to cross. One day I am in a store in Greenville, face to face I am looking at him. He looked different, older, he didn’t speak but he knew me, his smile was huge! I began talking and expressing how I prayed to get the chance to see him and tell him the impact he made on my life. As I am sharing my heart he begins to cry and now I am crying as I continue to unload my full heart of gratitude. I ended up having to put my things down and go to the car where I lost it. Thanking God for answering my prayer to finally get the chance to let Mr. Lacher know everything he meant to me. Rest in Peace…..you will never be forgotten and the legacy you taught will live on.
George and Barbara Corell left a message on January 22, 2024:
Oh how we loved this man. Being next door neighbors for many years formed a lifetime friendship with Billy and all of you. He was such a gentle soul and would do anything for his friends. He will be greatly missed in so many lives and the whole Greenville community. I will cherish the jewelry he made for me forever. We love you guys and are lifting prayers for you.
Malcolm "Brooks" Carter left a message on January 20, 2024:
Dana, Mom and I were so sad today to learn of Billy's passing. Billy was a wonderful family man, businessman and friend to many. He will not only be missed by you his family but those of us who were privileged to do business with him and call him a friend in the process.You are in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest sympathies, Joy W. Carter and Malcolm "Brooks" Carter
Fred Olmsted left a message on January 20, 2024:
Mr. Lacher's father was so nice to me when I was small. Bill was the same way. Very sorry for your loss. F.O.
Tom Gosnell left a message on January 19, 2024:
Mr. Lacher was my very first employer, boss, friend, role model, just an all around great person. I enjoyed the time that I spent working for him and the whole group at J.B. Lachers jewelry store. It was one of my life experiences that I will never forget. Good memories and good times. Please accept my condolences to the family of this great man. I’ve thought about him often over the years and I always have a smile on my face when I do. RIP my friend.
Helen Brown left a message on January 18, 2024:
Dear Dana, I was so sad to hear, today, of your dear Billy’s passing. Thank you for reaching out to us when we moved to W Tallulah ten years ago, I’ve missed seeing you regularly but enjoyed running into you both around town. Praying for you in this deep loss, and as you navigate life without Billy by your side. With love Helen and Will
Gretchen Murdock left a message on January 18, 2024:
I was so sorry to hear about Billy's passing. The stories I heard from my husband Tom of growing up with Billy were hilarious. They were fast friends as kids and if Tom were still here I'm sure he would be one of the first with a great "Billy" story. My thoughts are with his family at this time. Peace.
Jim Young left a message on January 17, 2024:
Billy and Richard Keir were key figures in introducing me to cycling. I rode many cross state rides with them, and Billy was the chief organizer. Also a great trip that he planned in the Outer Banks area. Always a delight to be with. A very talented jeweler and jewelery designer as well. Enjoyed dealing with him. We will all miss him. Jim Young
Greg Heinz left a message on January 17, 2024:
Dana, I am sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. I’ve missed seeing you and Billy strolling down West Tallulah. You know I bought Gail’s engagement ring and wedding band from Billy. He was really a good guy, and I know you will miss him. Please know I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Greg
Carl Anderson left a message on January 17, 2024:
Our family sends our condolences. I spent many years cycling with Billy on numerous cross state trips; and my family had one especially exciting boat trip to Dewees Island with Billy and his family. We will miss him very much.
Harris Leonard left a message on January 16, 2024:
Billy was a hero to me growing up. A class act! RIP❤️
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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