John Wayne-Gay Sr.-Obituary

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John Wayne Gay Sr.

Chipley, Florida

Dec 20, 1953 – Feb 9, 2020 (Age 66)


December 20, 1953
February 9, 2020
Chipley, Florida


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Obert Funeral Home - Chipley Obituary

Obert Funeral Home

1556 Brickyard Road

Chipley, Florida 32428



John Wayne Gay Sr., age 66 of Chipley, passed from this life on February 9, 2020 at his residence.

John was born on December 20, 1953 in Panama City, Florida to Floyd E. Gay and Ida Mae McKinney. A lifelong resident of the panhandle, John worked 10 years as a crane operator for Port of Panama City, where he retired.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Floyd and Ida Gay; brothers: Floyd Gay Jr., Tommy Gay; sisters: Lois Lamb, Frankie Molinaro.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years: Barbara Gay of Chipley, FL; son: John Wayne Gay Jr. and wife Sandi of Youngstown, FL; daughter: Amy Selden and husband Phillip of Chipley, FL; brothers: George Gay of Bruce, FL, Stevie Gay of Bruce, FL; sisters: Helen Nowlin of Westville, FL, Linda Barfield of Panama City, FL, Patricia “Pat” Aufenthie of Bruce, FL, Marie Pettis of Chipley, FL, Joann Hare of Bruce, FL, Betty Pruett of Bruce, FL, Barbara Ann Goodman of Ebro, FL, Ramona Phillips of Bruce, FL; grandchildren: Chase Graves (Kirstie), Austin Selden, Shelby Parks (Hunter), Garrett Selden; 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Obert Funeral Home in Chipley, Florida. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.

The family will receive friends one-hour prior to the service at Obert Funeral Home, 1556 Brickyard Road Chipley, Florida 32428.

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Daddy I miss you every day and until we see each other again ❤❤

Uncle Wayne you are missed already. I will forever remember you as a hard working man and of course being the jokester of our family.

I love you uncle Wayne❤❤❤

Waving goodbye .. Will miss you. Love Lorene.

Wayne and family I am sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and praying for you all. Time heals all pains and sorrows.

Praying for you and your family.

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

It was such a pleasure getting to know you Wayne. I enjoyed our conversations in the exam room... you will certainly be missed by all, until we meet again.
Stephen Armistead