Gerald ‘Jerry’ McKay
Gerald McKay age 85 of Kaplan, Louisiana, formerly of Festus, Missouri passed away January 24, 2017 at Abbeyville General Hospital in Abbeyville, Louisiana. He was born January 31, 1931 in DeSoto, Missouri, the son of the late Mattie (nee Maupin) and Hal Thomas McKay.
He is survived by his wife of 12 years Elsie B. (nee Bumbass) McKay of Kaplan, daughters Marilyn (Bill) Smith of Crystal City, Missouri and Barbara (Rick) Hedge of Festus, step-daughters Linda (Charles) Vincent of Kaplan and Debra (Mark) Guidry of Sulphur, Louisiana, step-son Bobby (Gloria) Easley of Kaplan, brother Norman (Herb) McKay of St. Louis, grandchildren Michelle (Brad) Cunningham, Tara (Bryant) James, Stephanie (Todd) Leahey, Krista (Gary) Davis, Zackery Hedge, Jorden Hedge and Matthew Hedge, great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Aubrey, Brenden, Keely, Bella, Trinity, Charlie, Lila, Levi and Claire and numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by wives Donna (nee Goodwin) McKay and Vietta (nee Gibson) McKay, sisters Maybelle Villmere and Martha Lalumandier and brothers Henry, Robert, Hal and John McKay
He was a veteran and 30 year retiree of the Army National Guard and retired from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union in St. Louis, Missouri.
Memorial gathering from 10:00 A.M. until the time of memorial service at 12:00 noon, Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Faith Baptist Church in Festus, officiated by Pastor Matthew Culbertson. Interment in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City. Memorials in Jerry's memory are preferred to the American Diabetes Association or Faith Baptist Church, 11835 County Road CC, Festus, Missouri 63028.
From Kaplan, Louisiana and Festus, Missouri
Age at Death: 85
Date of Birth: January 31, 1931
Date of Death: January 24, 2017
Date of Burial: May 6, 2017