Hay Gary Randall Hay ended his earthly journey December 27, 2013 at Arbors of West Jefferson with his parents and sister by his side. Randy was born January 13, 1957 at Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus to Gary L. and Donna Long Hay. He is survived by his parents; sisters, Annette Kiess of Clayton, Delaware, Julianne Hay and Sharla of Columbus; niece, Megan (Mike) Miller; nephews, Kenneth (Niki) Kiess and Andrew Kiess; great nieces, Leah and Sara Miller, Kylee and Andie Kiess; uncles, Dr. Terrill (Joanie) Hay, Don (Jody) Hay and Tim (Elaine) Hay; his housemates and staff at Oakwood Meadows, many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by sister Janine Coldren, brother-in-law Richard Kiess, grandparents Charles and June Hay, Charles and Edna Long, uncle Charles Long Jr. and aunt Kathryn Miller, aunt Evelyn Hay, cousin Susan Hay and some close friends. Randy was a graduate of Fairhaven School and was employed by Matco Industries for twenty-four years. He participated in Special Olympics and was named employee of the year (1994) at Matco. He attended the West Jefferson United Methodist Church. In spite of the many challenges he faced with his physical limitations, Randy led a full and happy life because of the many friends he made along the way. Thanks to all for their love, kindness and support of Randy throughout his life. A special thank you to the nurses and doctors of Madison County Hospital, Mt. Carmel Hospital and Arbors of West Jefferson. Friends may call 10 a.m.-12Noon Friday, January 3, 2014 in the West Jefferson United Methodist Church, where Funeral Service will begin at 12Noon with Rev. Patricia Oesterle officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Galloway. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Matco Industries, 204 Maple St., London, Ohio 43140 or the Special Olympics. RADER-McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, West Jefferson is serving the family.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 1, 2014