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Mr. Jim Dale Kay

Mr. Jim D. Kay, 77, of Clanton, Alabama died Wednesday, January 19, 2011, in Cherokee, North Carolina. He was born February 10, 1933 in Morocco, Indiana to the late Milton William and Blanche May (Purdy) Kay. He graduated from Morocco High School and attended Arkansas State University. He served in the United States Army for 22 years, with two tours in Japan, a tour in Korea, and three tours in Vietnam. He was awarded the "Outstanding Military Citizen of Georgia" award for his commitment to community service. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the American Legion. He was active in Lions Clubs International, and previously served as district governor for Lions Club chapters in Georgia and Alabama. While a resident of Florida, he was elected mayor of the town of Oakland. Jim especially enjoyed family reunions, traveling, gardening, and his cats. In addition to his wife of 58 years, Dorothy A. Savoie Kay, he is survived by their five children: Steve Kay and wife, Dot, of Thomson; Bill Kay and wife, Susan, of North Augusta, SC; Michael Kay and wife, Paige, of Smithfield, NC; Judy Pair and husband, Mike, of Birmingham, AL; and Joe Kay and wife, Linda, of Noblesville, IN. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. (CST) Monday, January 24, 2011 at Morocco First United Methodist Church in Morocco, Indiana, with Pastor Greg Wagoner and Pastor Greg Nobles officiating. Interment followed at Morocco Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alabama Lions Sight Conservation Association, Inc., 700 18th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35233. Stitz-Clapper Funeral Home of Kentland was in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.clapperfuneralservices.com.



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