He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and he dearly loved his two Jack Russell terriers. He was a member of the greatest generation to proudly serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II on Antiwetoc Island. He retired after 37 years as dispatcher in the transportation department from Lockheed Martin. His passion was for the Shriners Hospital for Children. He collected over $177,000 in contributions for the philanthropy for crippled and burned children and donated hundreds of tickets to local children to attend the Shriners Circus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Wanda Lee; and siblings, Christine, Waldo, Lula, Ted, and Sara Kay. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Doris Green Kay; son, Jimmy Juan Kay; daughter-in-law, Susan; grandsons, Jeremiah and his wife, Kelly, and Daniel and his wife, Bridget; and five great-grandchildren, Korben, Kameron, Karsen, Sakura, and Keiralyn, and many nephews and nieces.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. at Northside Chapel, Roswell. The interment will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery in Roswell. Contributions can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children online at https://secure2.convio.net/shfc/site/Donation2?df_id=3381&3381.donation=form1. The family will receive friends on Monday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. at Northside Chapel, 12050 Crabapple Road, Roswell, GA 30075.