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,
Stitz-Clapper Funeral Home of Kentland was in charge of
arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared online at
Web posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011