Johnnie Gay

April 6, 1944 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 76)


Johnnie Gay, age 76 of Troy, passed away on October 13, 2020 at the Hospice unit at Upper Valley Medical Center.

He was born on April 6, 1944 to the late Roy Gay and America Gay Colvin.

In addition to his parents, Johnnie, is preceded in death by two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Lydia (Short) Gay, who he married on July 17, 1967; son, Gary Gay of Troy; daughter, Tammy Arnold of Gettysburg; grandchildren, Kataleena Arnold, Kayla Arnold, and Kendra Arnold; great grandson, Brantley Fields; and sister, Rosetta Hammond of Louisville, KY.

Johnnie retired from General Motor, where he worked for 30 and a half years as a general operator and supervisor. He loved spending his free time in amateur radio, W8 JAG (HAM) radio operator. He also enjoyed playing the guitar and harmonica, and fishing.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, OH.

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