Benjamin H. Lay
Benjamin H. Lay, age 82, of Mansfield and formerly of Madison Avenue in Shelby, died unexpectedly Sunday, August 12, 2012.
Ben was born March 24, 1930 in Shelby, the son of the late Floyd Andrew and Ethel (Swartz) Lay. He was a 1948 graduate of Shelby High School and spent his career as a supervisor at Carton Service in Shelby from where he retired in 1995 after 39 years of service. Ben was a member of the Southside Christian Church in Mansfield, the First Christian Church in Shelby, and was a charter member of the 164th Fighter Squadron Ohio Air National Guard at Mansfield Lahm Airport. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and traveling.
Ben is survived by: a daughter: Brenda (Craig) Herb of Raleigh, NC; a son: David B. (Jody) Lay of Mansfield; 6 grandchildren: Emily Herb, Brandon Herb, Jeremy (Brandy) Lay, Amanda Lay, Benjamin (Helen) Lay, Andrew Lay (Kateryna Sellers); 2 great grandchildren: Gabrielle Lay and Brennan Lay; 2 sisters: Norma Stone and Alice Martin, both of Shelby. He was preceded in death by: his wife, Donna L. (Smith) Lay, on July 25, 2012; 2 infant daughters: Susan and Sandra Lay; a brother: Robert Lay.
Friends may call on Friday, August 17, 2012 from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM with Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial expressions may be made to American Diabetes Association or Hearts and Hands for Haiti and left in care of the funeral home.
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