Patsy Cole Clay, 78, of Searcy passed away Monday, December 26, 2016. She was born January 8, 1938 in Hickory Plains, Arkansas to the late Dulin and Coma Lendermon.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years: Charles W. Cole, four brothers: Hugh Lendermon, Fyed Lendermon, William Lendermon and Harold Parks, and four sisters: Dora Lee Wells, Gertrude Lendermon, Martha Lendermon, and Yvonne Lendermon.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Clay, three sons: Wes Cole (Marcia) of Searcy, Kenneth Clay, Jr. (Pam) of Sherwood, and Jeffery Clay (Amy) of Searcy, four daughters: Gail Brooks (Tim) of Russellville, Cindy Alphin (David) of Fayetteville, Vicki Clayton (Mike) of Camden and Kristi Feigl (Doug) of Dallas,TX., twelve grandchildren: Josh Cole, Sarah Clayton, Rachel Clayton, Rece Cole, Stevi Shirley (Billy), Chad Clay, Eric Clay, Spence Feigl, Cole Feigl, Kennedi Feigl, Owen Clay, and Elly Clay, four great grandchildren: Mia Molechat, Mia Shirley, Elyn Clay, and Everli Clay, one sister: Ernestine Craven, three brothers: L.D. Lendermon, Russell Lendermon, and Doug Lendermon, and two step sisters Wanda Rosel and Geraldine Speight, and sister-in-law Shirley Bumbleburg. She is also survived by numerous other family members and friends.
Patsy was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Searcy for over 53 years. During her membership she taught Sunday school, was a member of the choir and played an active role as a member on many committees.
After graduating from Beebe High School in 1955 Patsy moved to Little Rock where she attended Capitol City School of Business. Upon completion she became an accountant for General Electric. In 1963 she and her family moved to Searcy where they owned and operated Searcy Auto Supply for many years. Patsy retired from the Lowery Eye Clinic in Searcy where she served as the Office Manager for 20 years.
She was an avid Arkansas Razorback fan. She began attending the Razorback football games in 1958 and attended her last game at their final home game in Fayetteville this year.
Patsy loved playing basketball throughout high school. She was a very talented basketball player and was selected to the All-White County Team. She also loved bowling. Throughout her lifetime she bowled on many leagues and on occasion scored a perfect 300 score. She also loved playing tennis and golf. Until recently she played with the River Oaks Couples Golf Group.
Most of all Patsy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.
Visitation will be at Friday December 30, 2016 5-7 P.M., at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy. Funeral Service will be Saturday December 31, 2016, 10:00 A.M. at Trinity Baptist Church in Searcy with Bro. Tim Noel officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to Trinity Baptist Church, 1601 E. Moore Ave., Searcy, AR 72143.