Ronald Gene Lay, age 69, of Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Ronald had worked at the American Bag Corporation in Stearns before becoming disabled. He enjoyed going to flea markets and was a fan of old cars. He enjoyed going to the car shows and taking his 1964 Plymouth Valiant.
He was born on Cal Hill at Pine Knot on August 23, 1946, to the late George Lay and Geneva Kathleen Stephens. He is preceded in death by his parents: George Lay and Geneva Kathleen Campbell and Leroy Campbell, a great granddaughter, Aubrey Stephens, a brother Kelly Dale Campbell, a nephew Joseph Lay and a niece Tina Genoe.
Surviving family include his wife Linda (Tucker) Lay of Pine Knot, whom he married January 12, 1985, sons: Ronnie (and Lisa) Lay of Cincinnati, Ohio, George (and Heather) Lay of Stearns, Chris Lay of Pine Knot and Terry E. Chitwood of Morristown, Tennessee, daughters: Angel (and Joshua) Dennison of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Shanda (and Bill) Rigney of Stearns and Angelina Goodin of Pine Knot. Brothers: Bennie Stephens (and Sheila Jones) of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Danny Lay of Pine Knot, sisters: Wanda (and Earl) Neal of Brookville, Indiana, Joyce Genoe of Pine Knot, Reva King (and Randy Bryant) of Whitley City, and Tammy Jo Perry of Somerset, Kentucky. There are 11 grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, three great grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends including his best friend, Randall “Picclo” Litton.
Funeral services were Friday, August 12, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Bro. Dean Barnes, Bro. Robert Gilreath and Bro. David Allen officiating. Burial was at the Upper Cal Hill Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers were: Ronnie Lay, George Lay, Chris Lay, Josh Dennison, Bill Rigney, Tanner Johnson, Jacob Lay and Jesse Lay.
Pine Knot Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements.