Ocala - David Spurgeon Gay, Jr., died July 16, 2014, in Ocala. He was born at "Breeze Hill", Clark County, KY, on September 28, 1919 to David Spurgeon Gay Sr. and Ruth Coleman Gay.
He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Miami (The U). A veteran of World War II in Europe, he received the Silver Star and subsequently was discharged from the Army as a First Lieutenant. A small business owner in Ocala for many years, he was active in the Marion County Genealogical Society. As a descendent of many generations of Kentucky families, he was appointed "Colonel" in the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
David was preceded in death by his wife Vera Leontine Gay. He is survived by daughter Kate Hetherington Gay Mulhearn and son David Spurgeon Gay III; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Homes, Downtown Chapel 606 SW 2nd Ave., Ocala 622-4141. A condolence message may be left at:
Roberts Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel
606 Southwest 2nd Avenue Ocala, FL 34471
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from July 23 to July 24, 2014