Mr. Benny Joe Lay passed away at his Nashville residence on May 18,2021. He was born in Hohenwald on February 15,1961 to the late Waco and Modene Belew Lay. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Bobby Lay.
He attended Lewis County High School where he played for the Panther football team and earned the status of All-Star Quarter Back his senior year.
Mr. Lay was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Being enlisted allowed him travel to many places but his favorite was Alaska. During his time there, he enjoyed being outside hunting and fishing. His love for the outdoors never diminished. He was enormously proud of his green thumb and the garden that was just starting to sprout. He would often send his family pictures of blooming roses and plants from his little piece of heaven on his patio.
Mr. Lay is survived by his siblings Johnny Lay, Robert (Donna) Lay; and Ann (Robert) Bunch; nieces Jana, Sonya, Jennifer, Jaime, and Julie; nephew Kevin; several great nieces and nephews; three great great-nieces; and two children of the heart David Allen and Kristy McKennon.
A graveside service for family and close friends will be held Wednesday June 2,2021 at Downey Cemetery beginning at 11:00 am.
Adair Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.
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