WHEELERSBURG – Delbert Richard Bays, age 85, of Wheelersburg, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at SOMC Hospice. He was born Feb. 7, 1928, in Argillite, KY, Greenup County, to the late Samuel Bays and Martha Poplin Bays. He was a retired Mechanic from the Scioto County Garage. He was a member of the Community of Christ Church, and he was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Bealer Bays; sons, Paul David (Monia) Bays, David Bays, Rick (Jill) Bays, Delbert Ray (Christine) Bays, and Sam (Karen) Bays; brothers, John and Floyd Bays; sisters, Anna Jane Justice, Rita Brisker and Linda Potts; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Bays; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jim Bays; a brother, Andy Bays; and sisters, Cora Reed and Marcella Lyons.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. at HARRISON-PYLES FUNERAL HOME in Wheelersburg with Pastor Ed Cable officiating. Interment will be in Junior Furnace Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. and one hour before the service on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to SOMC Hospice.