Gene Bay, Sr., a Laborers Local 110 retiree, died Sept. 7, 2019, at age 79.
Brother Bay, of St. Clair, Mo., had been employed for various companies during his working years, including Alberici Construction in St. Louis. A Christian and a family man, nothing was more important than the time spent with his children and grandchildren. He loved sharing family photos with them and talking about his many siblings. Playing cards was another of his pastimes. He was a kind and caring man that will be missed by all who knew him.
Brother Bay is survived by two sons, Gene (Chrissy) Bay, Jr., of Robertsville, Mo., and Robert Minks, of St. Clair; his daughter-in-law Mary Minks Guittar, of St. Clair; three sisters, Delores McHenry, known to all as Dee Dee, of Kirksville, Mo., Fern Vanderhorst, of Sedalia, Mo., and Rosie (Joe) Dachs, of Fenton, Mo; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Bay, of Richwoods, Mo., and Ruthie Bay, of St. Clair; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Lulia Bay; his wife, Lorraine Bay; one son, Rodney Minks; 11 brothers, Henry, Sr., Roy Lee, Eddy, Elmer, Paul, Harvey, Lloyd, Louis, George, Vernie and Isaac Bay; and four sisters, Edith Wolnak, Margie Maness, Thelma Bay and Helen Maness.
Funeral services were held on Sept. 11, 2019 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, in St. Clair with interment at Cove Cemetery in St. Clair. Memorials may be made to the family in Care of Russell Colonial Funeral Home, 530 E. Springfield Ave., St. Clair, Mo. 63077.