GARY RANDALL HAY
WEST JEFFERSON — Gary Randall Hay ended his earthly journey on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Arbors of West Jefferson with his parents and sister by his side.
Randy was born Jan. 13, 1957 at Mount Carmel Hospital, Columbus to Gary L. and Donna Long Hay.
He is survived by his parents; sisters, Annette Kiess of Clayton, Delaware, Julianne Hay and Sharla of Columbus; niece, Megan (Mike) Miller; nephews, Kenneth (Niki) Kiess and Andrew Kiess; great-nieces, Leah and Sara Miller, Kylee and Andie Kiess; uncles, Dr. Terrill (Joanie) Hay, Don (Jody) Hay and Tim (Elaine) Hay; his housemates and staff at Oakwood Meadows; many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by sister, Janine Coldren; brother-in-law, Richard Kiess; grandparents, Charles and June Hay and Charles and Edna Long; uncle, Charles Long Jr.; aunt, Kathryn Miller; aunt, Evelyn Hay; cousin, Susan Hay; and some close friends.
Randy was a graduate of Fairhaven School. He was employed by Matco Industries for 24 years. He participated in Special Olympics and was named employee of the year (1994) at Matco. He attended the West Jefferson United Methodist Church. In spite of the many challenges he faced with his physical limitations, Randy led a full and happy life because of the many friends he made along the way.
Thanks to all for their love, kindness and support of Randy throughout his life. A special thank you to the nurses and doctors of Madison County Hospital, Mount Carmel Hospital and Arbors of West Jefferson.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 in the West Jefferson United Methodist Church where Funeral Service will begin at noon with Rev. Patricia Oesterle officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Galloway.
RADER-McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson, is serving the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Matco Industries, 204 Maple St., London, OH 43140 or the Special Olympics.