of Conway, AR
December 18, 1967 - February 11, 2024
Brian Neil Gay passed away peacefully on February 11, 2024. He was born December 18,1968 in Searcy Arkansas to Shirley A. Surratt (Strayhorn) and the late Marion R. Gay. He is survived by his mother, Shirley A. Surratt (Strayhorn); two daughters, Morgan P. Gay and Courtney M. Fenske and his brother, Richard L. Gay (Paula). Brian worked early as a tool and die machinist and later had a Commercial painting business. Brian loved everything outdoors, with fishing being number one on the list. He mastered the duck call and was one of the best. The thing he loved most of the outdoors was the shared experiences and great fellowship.Brian had a passion for barbequing and using a smoker. He excelled at both and provided great meals at cookouts. Above all, Brian loved people and never met anyone he couldn't talk to and become friends. He was always trying to help someone in need. As the saying goes, he would give them the shirt off his back. Brian will be missed by all who knew him.
Brian will truly be missed...he had to pass my house to get to his and never hesitated to stop and talk or help in whatever was going on. Past storms,. we cut many fallen trees up , he had to show off the chainsaw. Will miss his jokes and late night bon fires by the lake. He was a good hearted person. To his family I pray for peace and comfort with ability to celebrate his life without sadness . Fly high my friend...
I’m so sad to hear of the passing of my classmate. Brian was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
So sorry for the loss of another classmate. I’m praying for all the family and his friends. Sr. 86
I’m sad to hear of my good friend passing . He had a kind sole would lend you a pen or paper if you needed one . He always had a smile on his face . Rest In Peace my friend . Prayers for his family and friends who all knew him
Shirley, I’m greatly saddened over this terrible loss of a child and pray that God will provide the peace and comfort that you and your family will need in the coming days.
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and grateful to God for Brian ?????? Life. I pray that the Lord will give the family peace and comfort in this hour.He was a friend indeed.
Shirley, I am sorry that your son passed away. Nothing is harder to accept. We always think of them as children and think that we will out live them. May he rest in peace. Bobby
Shirley, Words are totally inadequate when you lose a loved one. You gave your son life and loved him throughout his life. Now you have wonderful memories of him for as long as you live. Love, PJS
We are saddened hearing of Brian’s passing. We pray that GOD wraps all of you in peace and comfort. Brian will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Dear Shirley, My deepest condolences on the loss of your son. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of yall.????
Ms Shirley and family. So sorry for your loss. Many times Brian would come and sit on my deck and chat. He will be missed
I’m very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He was a sweet friend to me. We graduated high school together. I wanted to share that I’ve ordered a memorial brick from our 1986 class to be placed in the courtyard at the new high school. Sending up prayers!.
I am saddened by the loss of Brian and sending deepest condolences to Ms. Shirley, Richie and loved ones. Brian had such a sweet spirit and big, welcoming smile. He will be dearly missed. ????
Ms Shirley and family we are sorry to hear the passing of Brian. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
My thoughts and prayers to the Family and Friends. I pray for comfort and healing.