William Brice Hay

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A funeral service for William Brice Hay, 69, will be Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the West Side Baptist Church in Jacksonville with the Revs. Ken Phillips, Truman Norred and Bill Caudle officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church this evening from 5-7 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Mr. Hay died at Jacksonville Regional Medical Center Saturday, December 6, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Jane Casey Hay, of Jacksonville; a daughter, Susan Hay Patterson and her husband Lee, of Jacksonville; a son, Kevin Hay and his wife, Karen Lankford Hay, of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, Morgan, Mallory and Benjamin Patterson, of Jacksonville; two brothers, David Hay and his wife, Edith, of Bluffton, S.C. and Jimmy Hay, of Jacksonville; nieces and nephews, Maryhelen (Greg) Inlow, Lara Leigh Hay, Billy (Kara) Hay, Andy Hay, Tim Casey, Chris Casey, Tamara (Scott) Shofner, Nancy (David) Shaw and Eric Harrelson; brothers, and sisters in law, Ray (Sara) Casey, Charles (Gaynell) Casey and Carolyn (Danny) Matthews; an aunt, Kathryn Ramsey, of Sarasota, Fla.; several cousins. Active pallbearers will be Chris Casey, Ray Naugher, Bo Batey, Billy Hay, Andy Hay, Chris Newell, Lane Patterson and David Shaw. Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of Westside Baptist Church and Bennie Perdue, John Maurer, Ron Wilson, Donnie Kelley, Jim McArthur, Miller Parnell, Danny Matthews and Gary Dempsey. Brice was president of the JHS Class of 1963. He enjoyed keeping in touch with his classmates. He attended Auburn University for two years and came back to Jacksonville and attended JSU before enlisting in the Air Force to serve four years. He served in Thailand for thirteen months during the Vietnam War. He finished his degree at JSU and began his career there in 1975 and retired as Director of Purchasing in 2001. He also served as a commissioner on the Jacksonville Housing Board. He loved his Lord, his family and his church. He was ordained as a deacon at West Side Baptist Church in 1976 and served his church family faithfully in this capacity for 38 years. His gentle spirit, servant leadership, and fabulous sense of humor made him a great example to everyone who knew him. We will miss him. He was preceded in death by his parents, William N. and Mary Edd Hay; two nephews, Forrest Hay and Blake Casey. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of West Side Baptist Church, P. O. Box 459, Jacksonville, AL 36265 or . Online condolences to the family at www.klbrownfuneralhome.com. K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W., Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Dec. 9, 2014
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