William Earl (Bill) Gay
March 27, 1940 - May 17, 2017
William Earl “Bill” Gay, 77, of Avilla died Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne.
He moved to this area in 1972, coming from Detroit.
Mr. Gay had worked in the printing and binding industry.
Bill enjoyed golfing, woodworking, and was an avid NASCAR fan.
He was born March 27, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan, to Earl T. and Margaret (Roach) Gay.
On June 9, 1962, in Detroit he married Peggy L. Kemerly. She survives in Avilla.
Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Chad and Kristi Gay of Fort Wayne and Kirk and Kim Gay of Oviedo, Florida; two granddaughters, Katherine Gay and Kenna Gay; and a sister, Louise Gay of Novi, Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty Wieczorek; and a brother, Donald Gay.
Arrangements are pending.
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
I use to work with Bill Gay at Renaissance Publishing Company Ned Dooley
Dear Peg and family, Angie and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Peggy, so sorry to hear about your husband. Our condolences to you and your family. Rick & Sandra Ziebell
Kirk and Chad, So very sorry to hear about your dad. May all the great memories of him help you through this difficult time. I'll be thinking about all of you.
Peg, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dearest Peg, My heart breaks for you and your family. May God bless you and hold you tight in this time of sorrow and always.
Peg & family, so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
The picture is wonderful. Our hearts are broken. We are here to help if you need us. You are in our prayers.
Dear Chad, Kris, and Katy,....we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers along with the rest of the family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
Peggy and Family, words cannot express the loss of my friend Bill. My sincerest condolences to you and the family, and my prayers are always with you.
Peggy and family, so very sorry for your loss of Bill. You are in our prayers as you say goodbye for now. What we remember most about Bill is.... he ALWAYS had a smile on his face when we saw him.
Peggy I met you while working for Chloe's florist ..taking care of the plants at Dow Corning and while working at Bakers'..I'm sending you prayers and thoughts for your loss..😓😓