Leslie Francis Tacey, 78, of Essexville, our caring, loving, and helpful husband, brother, uncle, and friend was born into eternal life on the morning of Monday, February 20, 2017 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Leslie was born in Bay City on January 7, 1939, the son of the late Raymond TACEY and Elizabeth MULDERS. While standing in his sister, Carolyn Talaga’s wedding, he met the former Sally Bokhart. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on November 6, 1965. Their secret to fifty-one years was “lots of love.” Leslie proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1964 and was stationed in Germany. He retired from General Motors – Powertrain in 1995 and was a member of Local 362. He enjoyed camping with his Smiling Sams and Sally’s chapter of the Good Sam Club, where he was a past president. He also enjoyed dune buggies, snowmobiling, fishing, boating, spending time at the cottage on Lake Marguerite in Grayling during the summers and winters in Alamo, Texas, where he had many wonderful friends.