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John Kenney Gay, Sr.

John Kenney Gay, Sr., 80, husband of Emma Louise Price Gay, died Thursday January 14, 2021 at his home.
A native of Pairs, KY, he was the son of the late John Henry and Anna Mae White Gay.  He was a retired Security Guard at the University of Kentucky.  John had also been a delivery driver for the Lexington Herald  Leader and Dixie Bell Dairy.  He was also a veteran of the Army Reserves and a member of Central Baptist Church, Paris, KY.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, John Kenney Gay, Jr.; two brothers, Richard (Phyllis) Gay and Jimmy (Sue) Gay; one sister, Ann Long and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Ida Fenton Sexton and a brother-in-law, Jimmy Long.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 18, 2021 at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY by Jonathan Graves, Rev. T.J. Daughtery and Colby Frederick.  Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11:00 AM, Monday, January 18, 2021 until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Michael Gay, Jimmy Long, Matt Price, Mark Price, Mike Pirrman, Chris Todd, Matt Hill and Matthew Faulconer.
Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Roe, Jeff Moran, Tanner Riggins, Davis Hill, Randall Sparks, Austin Ling, Brian Roe, Craig Roe, Roy Gaunce and Noble Lee Smith.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main Street., Paris, KY 40361.
The online guestbook is at and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

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