Bobby Shay, age 78, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
He was a resident of Lawrence County, a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, and a veteran of the United States Army. He loved woodworking, gardening, and his animals.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Joe Oliver and Flora Shay; brothers: Aldine Shay, Denis Shay, Tommy Shay, Jimmy Shay; sister: Imogene Grant
He is survived by his wife of 48 years: Roberta Shay; sons: Joseph Shay (Ashley) and John Shay; brothers: Terry Shay (Bretha) and Neal Shay (Carolyn); grandchildren: Azia Evans and Bannon Evans; mother-in-law: Beverly Swafford (Burch); brothers-in-law: Bruce Malone (Sandy) and Bill Malone; sister-in-law: Lori Burcham (Tim); several nieces and nephews; special friends: Johnny Gray and Rebecca Garrett and family; special pets: Otis, Rosie, JJ, Pepe, Soxie, Tuxie and Fluffy.
A memorial service for Bobby Shay was held at Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences may be sent by way of: www.pettusturnbo.com. Memorial donations may be made to the Elephant Sanctuary, Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, or A Kids Place.