Gerald Max LayI am a Veteran.

of Conway, AR

February 17, 1938 - September 12, 2021

Gerald Max Lay, 83, of Conway, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 12, 2021 in Conway, Arkansas. Mr. Lay was born Thursday, February 17, 1938 to the late Dewey and Minnie Lee Lay in Mt. Vernon, Arkansas.

Max played basketball for Arkansas Tech University and late Lyon College. He later served our country in the United States Army for two years. Max worked for American Airlines for over thirty years as a ground crew member and later in the freight house. He later became a born again Christian and was a sponsor for Alcoholics Anonymous for many years. Max was known for his generosity and loved helping raise money for St. Jude's Children Hospital. He loved attending the horse races in Oaklawn, visiting casinos, and antique cars especially his 1964 step side Chevrolet pick-up. He was also an avid Arkansas Razorback Fan.

Left to cherish his memory are his son; Jim Lay (Crystal) of Justin, Texas, step-son; Tim Ragland (Leslie) of Conway, Arkansas, step-daughters; Michelle O'Neill of Conway, Arkansas, Tamra Alexander of Conway, Arkansas, eleven grandchildren; Brodie Lay, Ayden Burciaga, Ashley Echols, Austin Duncan, Addison O'Neill, Justin Cockrum, Keli Cockrum, Sarah Craven, Abigail Dycus, David Ragland, Jesse Ragland, nine great-grandchildren; Hunter, Haeleah, Hannah, Everly, Emma, Lyla, Robert Clell, Lillian, and Gracie. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, especially Donna Walker and Danielle Smith who helped care for him.

Mr. Lay is preceded in death by his parents, his loving life; Robbie Lay, two brothers; Tony Lay, John Lay, one sister; Mary Walker.

Funeral Services for Mr. Lay will be Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10 A.M. in the chapel at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, Arkansas. Visitation will be one hour prior. Interment will follow at Heffington Cemetery in Enola, Arkansas.

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Service Information
Roller-McNutt Funeral Home
801 8th Avenue
Conway,  AR 72032
9/17/2021 at 9:00 A.M.
Funeral Service
Roller-McNutt Funeral Home
801 8th Ave.
Conway,  AR 72032
9/17/2021 at 10 A.M.

Heffington Cemetery
Hwy 107
Enola, AR 72047

Obituary Provided By:
Roller-McNutt Funeral Home
650 Central Landing Blvd.
Conway, AR  72032