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Elbert Wade Gay

Elbert Wade Gay

Sunday, September 20th, 1931 - Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Obituary

September 20, 1931 – July 8, 2020

Elbert Wade Gay, age 88, passed away of natural causes July 8, 2020 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky.

A native and lifelong resident of Berea, KY, Wade was a member of the American Legion and the Silver Creek Baptist Church. He worked at the Berea College Dairy, Gibson Greeting Cards, and retired from the Transportation Department of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. A veteran having served in the Marine Corp during the Korean War, he was an enthusiastic sportsman enjoying baseball in his youth and later hunting and golf.

The only son of the late Richard (1906-1965) and Mary Coyle Gay (1913-1974), he is survived by his wife of 68 years Marie Woodson Gay; his three children, Larry Gay (Pat Moberly Gay), Susan Reed (Jeff Reed), and Richard Gay (Rhonda Sturgill); four grandchildren, Garry Gay, Jeff Gay, Susie Harris (Bernie Harris), and Jonathan Reed (Beth Reed), as well as ten great-grandchildren.

Services are at Lakes Funeral Home officiated by his son-in-law Jeff Reed. Visitation begins at noon Saturday, July 11th followed by a funeral at 1pm. He will be interred at the Berea Cemetery beside his parents.

Pallbearers included Joey Centers, Garry Gay, Jeff Gay (honorary), Bernie Harris, Jonathan Reed, Denver Riddell, and Ryan Willis
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    Lakes Funeral Home
    Address
    203 North Dogwood Drive
    BEREA, KY 40403
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Lakes Funeral Home
    Address
    203 North Dogwood Drive
    BEREA, KY 40403
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Jeff Reed
  • Interment

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Berea Cemetery
    Address
    500 Oak Grove Ct.
    BEREA, KY 40403
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Posted at 09:07pm
To Richard and Family, We are thinking of you today as you celebrate the life of your dad. May your memories of him bring you peace.
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Sandra Moore

Posted at 08:00pm
We are so very sorry in the loss of Wade.What a great man he was.Always enjoyed our talks at the store(Lakes Food Mart).May you feel God's comfort.Keeping all of you in our prayers.With Deepest Sympathy Sandy and Steve Moore and The Lakes Family.
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Glenda Mayne

Posted at 12:13pm
Our deepest condolences to his family Buford and Glenda Mayne
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Posted at 04:02pm
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