Ronald David Lay Sr., 79, of the Bagley community, went to be with our Lord Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.
Visitation will be held today, Jan. 13, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. until noon at Westwood Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 13, 2018, at noon at Westwood Baptist Church. Burial will be at William Chapel Cemetery in Jasper.
Lay was born in and lived in Jasper (Sunlight community) before moving to Birmingham. He was born to James Carlin Lay and Margaret Alween Aaron Lay. He moved and grew up in the Crumly Chapel community. He attended Crumly Chapel School and Minor High School. He married Carol Hullett in 1959 and remained in the community until 2007. He served our country for 11 years in the National Guard. In 1964, the National Guard activated his unit to help with the Civil Rights Movement. He was assigned to Highway Patrol and thats where he developed his love for law enforcement. He went to work for the Sheriff’s Department in 1965 and retired in 1999 as a Sgt. Detective.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Carol; sons, Ron (Vonda) and Curt (Dawn); brothers, James (Shirley), Rayford (Peggy), and Randy (Marlene); grandchildren, Matt, Robby, Roni Lay, Salde Sargent, Justin and Faith Moore, Joshua and Courtney Moore, Christin Moore, Myah Miller and McKenna Lewis; great-grandchildren, Kaden and Bentley Moore; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bell Funeral Home, Forestdale; 205-798-2890