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Bays, Roy
1929 - 2017
Roy F. Bays, resident of Whitehall, born Portsmouth, Ohio, April 19, 1929, passed peacefully at age 88, September 18, 2017. He enlisted in the Marines in 1946 at the age of 17. He married the love of his life Georgia Toleman in February of 1951. After receiving an honorable discharge in 1952, he returned to Portsmouth working construction with his father. He, Georgia, and their two sons moved to Whitehall in 1956 where he worked at North American Aviation developing test models for the military. Being very supportive of his family and friends and coaching the Red Sox in the WBBA were great loves for him. His players respectfully knew him as "Coach"; a select group affectionately called him "Roy Baby." From 1968 to 1974 while working for the Fritsche Corporation he achieved the accreditation of a Certified Property Manager and a Vice Presidency. He became a real estate broker managing properties for himself and investors. He was truly a man of "The Greatest Generation." He is preceded in death by his loving wife Georgia, mother and father Ada and Clayton, and sister Betty. Survived by sons, Stephen (Marylee), Terrence (Christina) and grandchildren, Justin, Jamison (Joseph and great grand twins Joen and Harlen), Kelyn, Ashley (Matt), Ryan, Megan (Mickey) and Andy, and many loving and wonderful in-laws, nieces and nephews, their families and a special mention for Drs. Paul Leithart and James Soldano, whom he had the utmost respect and friendship with over the years. A short service will be held beginning at 11:30 am, Saturday, October 7 at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, 5600 E. Broad St. Columbus OH. In lieu of flowers, the family asks any donations made in his honor go to the or support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate. Arrangements by EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E. Livingston Ave. www.evansfuneralhome.net.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2017
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