James Edward Fay, M.D.
Chelsea, AL - James Edward Fay, M.D., was born January 20, 1947, in Norfolk, Virginia, and died March 13, 2018, in Chelsea, Alabama. After growing up in Union Springs, Alabama, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and his medical degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, graduating in 1973 with honors. Following medical school, he served his country in the United States Navy until 1983, separating from service as a commander. Jim practiced medicine in Pensacola, Florida, until his retirement in 2013. He was a caring physician, a wonderful husband and a devoted father. He was a great lover of the outdoors and animals.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick Oliver Fay and Sallie Robertson Fay, his adopted mother, Mrs. Noma Oliver, and his brother, Frederick Oliver Fay, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sandra Emfinger Fay, his son, James Edward Fay, Jr., his sister-in-law, Patricia Shaner and her son, Houston, his brother and sister-in-law, John and Louise Emfinger, his sister-in-law, Brenda Emfinger and her children, Brooke Reid and family, and Zaba Emfinger and family, and his cousin, Dwight Fay and his wife, Gail.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 PM at Gray Funeral Home in Union Springs, Alabama, with Graveside Services to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a charity of your choice