John Gay (1941 - 2017)

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LAURINBURG — John Phillip Gay, 76, of Laurinburg passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Morrison Manor.

John was a son of the late Don R. Gay and Phyllis Shildts Gay born in Canton, Ohio, on January 17, 1941. He was a veteran who served with the United States Army. He retired after many years of service as a warehouse manager with Marley Engineered Products.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served on the ramp committee. He enjoyed helping other with Meals on Wheels and participating with Relay for Life. He enjoyed fishing in his free time; however, his greatest joy was sharing time with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David R. Gay.

John is survived by his wife, Wynnafred Gay of the home; sons, John K. Gay (Tina) of Statham, Ga; D. Andrew Gay (Melissa) of Fairfield, Calif.;, Paul V. Gay (Amy) of Lake Charles, La.; sister, Donna J. Kaplan (Melvin) of Mt. Gretna, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Gabrielle Gay, Katherine M. Gay, Michael Gay, Phillip Gay, Kaitlyn D. Gay, Katherine O. Gay and Alexander "Roman" Gay and his K9 companion, Dakota.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 2 at the First Baptist Church. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 6 p.m. prior to the service in the church. A private interment will be at a later date.

The family requests that memorial donations be given in John's memory to the First Baptist Church for Missions or the Boy Scouts of America.

Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service.

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Richard Boles Funeral Service
13640 Andrew Jackson Hwy.
Laurinburg, NC 28352
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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2017