Mr. John Wesley Kay, age 86, husband of the late Yvonne Allen, passed away July 2, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. John was born in Morocco, Indiana, a son of the late William “Bill” and Blanche May “Purdy” Kay. Mr. John married his late wife Yvonne Allen Kay on June 14, 1955. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. John was predeceased by his brothers, Milton “Billy”, Charles, Jim, Frank, Wayne, and sister, Evelyn Batchelor. He served at multiple Air Force bases which included: Grissom AFB in Indiana, Shemya AFB in Aleutian Islands, Alaska, Myrtle Beach AFB in South Carolina, Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio, Sheppard AFB in Texas, Little Rock AFB in Arkansas. He began his career in the military as an electrician and later changed to the missile field. He stayed in the Air Force National Guard and was reactivated during the Pueblo Crisis. After his retirement from the military he owned several businesses beginning with Kay’s Appliance in Jacksonville, Arkansas. After moving back to Indiana in 1969, he manufactured hog confinement equipment, and operated a machine shop and mobile home park. He was active with the Morocco Lions Club and Newton County Farm Bureau, serving several terms as president in both. John and his late wife, Yvonne, moved to Galivants Ferry, South Carolina in 1999. He is survived by his children: Joyce Reagan (Rick) and John Kay Jr. (June); grandchildren: John Robert Kay (Barb), Kelly Peterson (James); step grandchildren: Derrick Reagan (Jerry), Timothy Reagan (Faye), and Ricky Reagan Jr., along with honorary grandchildren: Mike, Katy, and Cheryl Zenor, and nine great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held for Mr. John 11:00 AM July 6, 2021 at Happy Home Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Hank Corcoran officiating. The family will visit with friends after the service at Happy Home Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
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