He worked as a foreman in the pot room at Kaiser Aluminum and at Weavers Ice & Ice Cream Co., Vanadium Corp., Railroad and Cable Vision. He was a 1950 graduate of Wahama High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a lay minister/lector at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mason, was a former member of the New Haven Town Council, was a member of American Legion Post 140, where he served as chaplain, was known as the “Voice of Wahama White Falcons” for 20 years, served as past president of Wahama band and athletic boosters, was a little league coach and was a member of the senior league at Riverside Golf Club.
Born Nov. 22, 1932 in New Haven, he was the son of the late Frank and Belva (Bumgarner) Kay.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn Pearl (Ray) Weaver.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, whom he married Nov. 8, 1953, Shirley Kay of New Haven; daughters, Mickey (Nathan) Yonker, Dianne (Mike) Roach and Donna (Terry) Scaggs, all of New Haven, and Cindy (Tony) Grimm and Rhonda (Mike) Sayre, both of Letart; 13 grandchildren, Kelly (Darren) Gilland of New Haven, Mikie Roach of Gallipolis, Ohio, Stacie Roach of New Haven, Scottie (Sheri) Yonker of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, Shelly (Allen) Staats of Mason, Cassie (Benji) Manuel of New Haven, Tonya (Anthony) Jodon of Mason, Donnie Scaggs and Justin Scaggs of New Haven, Kylie (Aaron) Scott of Great Lakes, Ill., Kameron Sayre and Kayanna Sayre of New Haven and Raelynn Grimm of Letart; seven great-grandchildren, Torie Gilland, Tanner Smith, Brady Yonker, Nathan Manuel, Payton Staats, Teagan Scott and Carson Manuel; a special nephew, Eugene (Marilyn) Weaver of New Haven; great-nieces and nephews, Cathy (Dave) Flowers and Pam (Danny) Ellis; several other nieces and nephews; and special friends, Roger (Geogrann) Fink, Chris Fink, Ed Roque family, Rex Howard and Ralph Sayre.
Mass of Christian burial services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mason with Father Dave Shmitt officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, where military graveside rites will be performed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9926 and American Legion Post 140. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Foglesong Tucker Funeral Home in Mason.
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