Willard L. ‘Willy’ Gay, age 45 passed 3:37 p.m., Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Conkles Hollow in Hocking Hills. He was born February 7, 1977 to Willard E. and Gaylene S. Newland Gay of Lima. On March 9, 2013 he married Lisa M. Scarberry who survives in Lima.
Willy worked at Benjamin Steel in Lima and attended Grace Fellowship Church. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved kayaking, hiking, camping, and riding his Harley. Loving the outdoors he would take any chance to go wandering and exploring nature. His greatest joy was his family and spending time with them and would look forward trips to Jackson. He treasured attending the apple festival and taking the grandchildren to the pumpkin festival. He will be remembered for his energy, being an achiever, and his love of nature.
He was blessed with a wonderful family that also includes, a step daughter – Laken Warris of Lima; a step son – Chad Warris of Lima; 2 grandchildren – Issac Warris and Ella Warris; 2 brothers – Chad (Allison) Gay of Lima; Christopher Gay of Lima; 5 nieces; 2 nephews, a mother-in-law – Beverly A. Scarberry; 2 brother-in-laws; and 3 sister-in-laws; and many many special friends.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister – Kelly Marie Gay and his father-in-law – Clarence Scarberry.
A celebration of Willy’s life will begin at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 23, 2022 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be to the family.