Jack Arthur Shay, age 81, Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Inverness, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
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Mr. Shay was born in Flint, Mich., on November 17, 1930, to Arthur and Blanche (Ryan) Shay and moved to Florida in 1987 from Fenton, Mich. He retired from Chevrolet Flint Manufacturing on June 30, 1980. Mr. Shay was a member of Hernando Church of the Nazarene.
He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Shay, of Fenton, Mich; his son, David Shay and wife Brenda, of Zephyrhills, Fla.; three grandsons, Timothy (Kaylynn) Shay, B.J. Shay and Patrick Beardslee; and one great-grandson, Allen Timothy. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Shirley.
A graveside military service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012, at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 18, 2012