Larry Marvin Blay (1941 - 2018)

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Larry Blay, 77, Red Oak, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Omaha.
Larry Marvin Blay, the son of William and Ethel (Johnson) Blay, was born June 12, 1941, at Atlantic. Larry was raised and attended school in Red Oak. As a child, Larry's favorite activities were football and marbles. In grade school, he made the Red Oak Express by winning the school marble championship. On Oct. 29, 1959, Larry was united in marriage with Dolores J. Smith in Red Oak. They made their home in Red Oak, where over the years Larry worked for the Thos. D. Murphy Calendar Company, Uniroyal and finally D & L, from which he retired. Larry loved being outdoors amongst nature, especially camping with Dolores and their children and family. He also enjoyed developing camera film the old fashioned way, with his own darkroom set up. Larry was a family man who loved and adored his wife, children, grandchildren and family.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Billy (Marie) Blay, Raymond Blay and Frank Blay; sisters, Esther (Leo) Russ and Marie (Royal) Fox; son-in-law, Tim Treat; and brothers-in-law, Dale Elwood and Cliff Houtchens.
Larry is survived by his wife, Dolores Blay of Red Oak; children: John (Debbie) Blay of Red Oak, Kenneth (Tracy) Blay of Council Bluffs, and Tammy Treat (Dwayne Rowe) of Red Oak; 10 grandchildren, Tina (Jerod) Weston of Red Oak, Travis (Danielle) Treat of Omaha, Tasha (Corey) Vestal of Red Oak, Malia (Joe) Hendricks of Council Bluffs, Bryant (Monica) Blay of Red Oak, Marcus Blay of Red Oak, Austin Blay, Tanner Blay and Riley Blay, all of Iowa City, and Reece Blay of Council Bluffs; seven great-grandchildren, Carter and Cambree Weston, Ben and Hank Hendricks, Berkley and Corbin Blay and Aubree Treat; brother, Robert (Judy) Blay of Villisca; sisters, Jane Elwood and Ruby Houtchens of Red Oak; sisters-in-law, Donna Blay of Twin Falls, Idaho and Carolyn Blay of Red Oak; brothers-in-law, Gary (Jeanne) Smith of Council Bluffs, and Roger (Cheri) Smith of Council Bluffs; other relatives and many friends.
May God bless his memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Visitation with the family will be Friday evening, Aug. 24, 2018, at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak.
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Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Red Oak Express on Aug. 21, 2018
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