Stacy had a larger than life personality. He truely loved the family he built and suffered scars from the family he was born in to. He loved his children and grandchildren deep yet struggled with his most charished relationships. He was difficult to handle with his no holds barred opinions that at times pushed others away. He yearned for love and acceptance. He suffered a lot of pain--mental, emotional, and physical. Stacy had serious health issues. The seriousness became worse as his addiction became his only recourse, so he thought, to deal with his pain. All the while neglecting his health issues. He struggled most of his life in the thralls of his addiction. His love of his children and grandchildren were not able to distract him from trying to keep his demons away for very long. To not think about or feel his pain, he'd self medicate. As he was deep in the thralls of addiction NO ONE could pull him out of that grasp addiction had on him. Bringing him closer to death every day. Once he realized he wanted to live and how much he was loved, his health was at the point of no return. He became too tired to fight and succumbed to the hold his demons had on him. Addictio n destroyed his body, however his light will be awaiting those he loved on the other side. Just as those loved ones who passed before him were there greeting him when he left his painful physical world. He was loved and will always be missed. R.I.P. see you on the otherside Stace.