William Earl (Bill) Gay

March 27, 1940 - May 17, 2017

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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

Guest Book

Ned Dooley
June 5th, 2017 11:03am

I use to work with Bill Gay at Renaissance Publishing Company Ned Dooley

Bret Dove
May 23rd, 2017 1:56pm

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.

Sandra Chang Ziebell
May 22nd, 2017 3:44pm

Peggy, so sorry to hear about your husband. Our condolences to you and your family. Rick & Sandra Ziebell

Kim Bottomley Harris
May 22nd, 2017 2:21pm
Brownsburg, IN

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.

David and Amy Schoeck
May 22nd, 2017 9:06am
Kendallville, IN

Peg, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Angela Krock
May 21st, 2017 5:28pm
Avilla Indiana

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.

Anne and LaMont Tipple
May 19th, 2017 1:58pm
Kendallville, IN

Peg & family, so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Louie & Charney Lehman
May 19th, 2017 9:04am
Kendallville, IN

The picture is wonderful. Our hearts are broken. We are here to help if you need us. You are in our prayers.

Herschel and Lisa Tatum
May 18th, 2017 10:16pm
Fort Wayne, IN

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.

Ed Wilke
May 18th, 2017 6:10pm
Spring Hill, Florida

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.

Roger and Deb Carmicheal
May 18th, 2017 12:05pm
Avilla, Indiana

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.

Donna Smith
May 17th, 2017 6:04pm

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..😓😓