STANLEY - Willie Alfred McKay Jr., 68, of 538 Blacksnake Road, died Nov. 15, 2012.
He was born in Columbia, S.C.
He was a US Army
Veteran and a member of Harvest Church in Charlotte. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael An-thony Miller.
He is survived by his wife, Esther Lewis McKay; one daughter, Cathy Deal of Stanley; two grandchildren, Michael Christopher Miller of Stanley and Jennifer Morgan and husband Eric of Charlotte; three great-grandchildren, Autumn Miller, James Fuller and Wayland Morgan; two sisters, Dale Rogers and Loretta Moore, both of Columbia, S.C.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. McKay will be held 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Stanley with the Revs. Tony Fulbright and Keith Bumgardner officiating.
Burial will follow at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and at other times at the home, 538 Blacksnake Road, Stanley.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 3984 Gastonia NC 28054.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.