William “Bill” Lay

It’s with great sadness the family of William “Bill” Lay of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, announces his passing on December 21, 2020 at the age of 75. He was born in 1945 in Herrington, Kansas, and graduated from Excelsior Springs High School. Bill retired from Ford Motor Company after 32 years of employment.

Those who knew him, knew he was a big man with a big heart who had a strong love for his family and friends.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Eula “Pat” and Wayne Lay, and his sister, Brenda Blackburn.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jessica Lay; his brother, Steve Lay; brother-in-law, John Blackburn; his sons, Christopher Lay, Greg Lay and wife, Mary Lay; along with his seven grandchildren.

A celebration of his life for family and friends will be held at a later date due to Covid-19.

Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.