Bay, George Washington

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, Mo

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, Mo

Cove Cemetery, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the family.


George Washington Bay, of Union, MO, departed this life at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, on Saturday, April 17, 2010, having reached the age of sixty-three years, six month and ten days. George was born in Moselle, MO, on October 7, 1946, son of Roy Bay and Lula Mae Bay nee Noakes. On May 30, 1986, he was united in marriage to Annie Ruth Lambert nee Akin, known to most as Ruthie, and their families were joined as one.

George is survived by his wife, Ruthie Bay of Union; by one son, Jimmy Bay of Union; by two daughters, Christy Nevills and husband, Dennis, of St. Clair and Tonya Lambert of Sullivan, MO; by twelve siblings, Henry Bay, Sr. and wife, Edith, of St. Louis, MO, Roy Bay of St. Clair, Eddie Bay of Union, Elmer Bay of Branson, MO, Edith Wolnik of Grant City, MO, Delores McHenry of Independence, MO, Fern Van Der Horst and husband, Dennis, of Las Vegas, NV, Vernie Bay of Independence, Gene Bay of St. Clair, Margie Manes of Jefferson City, MO, Rosie Kochs and husband, Joe, of Fenton, MO and Helen Maness of the state of California; by his parents-in-law, George and Beatrice Akin of St. Clair; by six grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

George was preceded in death by is parents, Roy and Lula Bay; and by six siblings, Harvey Bay, Thelma Bay, Louis Bay, Paul Bay, Isaac Bay and Lloyd Bay.

George was a Christian and of the Baptist faith. During his working years, he was employed as a security guard and had most recently been employed as a guard for Integram in Pacific, MO. George was a “jack of all trades” and had done various jobs throughout his life. Fishing was his favorite pastime and he liked to work in his yard and cut grass. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his grandchildren, as they were his pride and joy. Many wonderful memories have been created with all of his family.

A kind and loving husband, father, father-in-law, son-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the Rev. Chauncey Clay officiating. Interment was in Cove Cemetery, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the family.