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Johnny Lay

May 9, 1944 — August 1, 2023

Johnny F. Lay was born on May 09, 1944, in Waynesboro, TN, the son of the late John and Juanita Farris Lay. He was united in marriage to Diana Lee Lay on March 26, 2005. Johnny honorably served his country in the TN National Guard. He retired from Lucent Technologies, Inc were he worked as an installer. Johnny's hobbies included fishing and golfing. He was a member of the Wayne County Golf Association. Mr. Lay departed this life on August 1, 2023 in  at the age of 79 years, 2 months, and 23 days.

He is survived by his wife Diana Lay of Collinwood, TN; a son, Jonathan Lay of Iron City, TN; a stepdaughter, Charity Godfrey (Shane) of Westchester, OH; a stepson, Ronnie McWilliams (Nicki) of Pulaski, TN; a brother, Billy Wade Lay (Connie) of Collinwood, TN; a sister-in-law, Linda Lay of Waynesboro, TN; three grandchildren, Tyler Godfrey, Josie Godfrey, and Wesley McWilliams.

In addition to his parents, Johnny was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Haddock and brother, Vernon Lay.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023, from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM service time at Shackelford Funeral Directors Collinwood, TN.

Services will be held on August 5, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Shackelford Funeral Directors at Collinwood in Collinwood, Tennessee, with Victor Lay officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens at Collinwood, TN with Shackelford Funeral Directors assisting the family.

Pallbearers will be Travis Pigg, Wesley McWilliams, Tyler Godfrey, Shane Godfrey, and Ralph Statom, Bronson Berry, Brent Lay, and James Haddock.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jim Byrd and Johnny Ramirez.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, August 5, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors

993 Highway 13 South, Collinwood , TN 38450

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors

993 Highway 13 South, Collinwood , TN 38450

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Interment

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Memorial Gardens of Wayne County - Collinwood

993 TN-13, Collinwood, TN 38450

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