W. Horace Gay

Died: Sun., Sep. 22, 2013


7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Tue., Sep. 24, 2013
Location: Strickland Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Sep. 25, 2013
Location: Zebulon Baptist Church

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Willard Horace Gay
August 29, 1919 - September 22, 2013

ZEBULON - Willard Horace Gay, 94, died Sunday.   He was the devoted son of the late Frank D. Gay and Rosa Pearce Gay.

A proud and loving husband, father, and grandfather he leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 66 years, Margaret Batchelor Gay; daughters, Clara Gay of Raleigh and Linda Reckenbeil and husband Kenneth of Richmond, Virginia, and grandchildren, Johanna Reckenbeil Behrens (Jared) and Adam K. Reckenbeil; sisters-in-law Margaret P. Gay, Thelma H. Gay, Doris B. Grissom and Barbara Jo Batchelor and loving nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his four siblings, Myrtie Etta Strickland, Wilbur Gay, Wilson Gay and Hilton Gay.

After high school Horace proudly served 43 months in the US Army stationed throughout the South Pacific during World War II.  He then began a 35 year career in banking with Peoples Bank & Trust Company.  Horace was a lifelong member of Zebulon Baptist Church.

Flowers are welcomed or memorial gifts can be made to the building fund at Zebulon Baptist Church, PO Box 366, Zebulon, NC  27597.

The family will receive visitors at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC on Tuesday, September 24, 7-8:30 pm.  www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net

A service for Mr. Gay will be held Wednesday, September 25, at 11 AM at                    Zebulon Baptist Church.  Burial will follow the service at Zebulon Town Cemetery.

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Gail Rambeaut
   Posted Mon September 23, 2013
Sorry for your loss prayers to all the family

Kimberly Hinton Loftin
   Posted Tue September 24, 2013
Clara, we are thinking of you and your mother at this very difficult time. Please let us know if we can help you.

Alex & Julie Lewis
   Posted Thu September 26, 2013
We are sad to hear of the loss of your father. Sending you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Barna and Peggy Wilder
   Posted Sat September 28, 2013
Margaret and family, Barna and I have been away this week and would have visited you if we had been at home. We pray that God will give each of you the spiritual and physical strength that you need to do what you have to do as you grieve the loss of a very special husband, father, father in law and grandfather. May God bless each of you, Peggy Wilder

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