Born 7-1-1954 -- Died 9-18-2005
Orval Gean Gay, 51, of Poteau, Okla., formerly of Floral, Ark., died Sept. 18, 2005, at his home.
He was born July 1, 1954, at Noblesville, Ind., the son of Vernon D. and Nellie Mae Strother Gay.
He served in the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver and construction worker.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Gay of the home; four children and three stepchildren, Jeremiah Gay and Joshua Gay, both of Searcy, Geana Gay of Tulsa, Okla., Todd Gay of Poteau, Nathan Roberts of Eakly, Okla., Angela Mink of Poteau, and Christi Reyes of San Antonio, Texas; one brother Oval D. Gay of Smithville; a stepmother Eddie Mae Gay of Floral; a stepsister, Shirley Van Horn of Floral; five grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his paternal grandparents, Herbert J. "Skip" and Thelma Deshunch Gay and maternal grandparents, Albert D. and Monnie Harris Strother.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark.