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Allen Donnell Lay

August 20, 1938 April 6, 2019
Allen Donnell Lay
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Obituary for Allen Donnell Lay

Allen Donnell Lay, 80, of West Frankfort, passed away on Saturday April 6, 2019 in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale ay 4:20 am.

Allen was born August 20, 1938 in East Prairie, Missouri to Jack and Mary Nell (Lewis) Lay. He married Patricia Ridgeway on December 17, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois.

Allen was owner and operator of the West Frankfort Packing Co. for 30 years where he enjoyed working and cutting beef for his customers who soon became his friends.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Lay; children: Danny Ridgeway and wife Debra, Rocky Ridgeway and wife Julie, Becky Porter and husband Jerry, Tammy Gerrell, and Shelly Lay; fourteen grandchildren: Ryan (Sara) Ridgeway, Travis (Monica) Ridgeway, Nathan (Ashley) Ridgeway, Lance (Kelsey) Ridgeway, Josh Ridgeway, and Nicole Ridgeway. Kyle (Samantha) Cox and Layton (Madison) Cox, Jesse Jackanicz, Dusty (Jamie), Tyler, Cole, Austin, and Callie Gerrell, thirteen great grandchildren; brother, Mickey Lay (Karen), sister Shirley Williford, son-in-law, Joe Jackanicz; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Jodi Jackanicz, three brothers: Bobby, Edward, and Freddie Lay, two sisters, Dorothy Lay and Vivian Hellums, brother-in-law, Gene Williford.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort with Brother Mike Cash officiating. Burial will be in the Denning Cemetery on the Orient Road. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at the funeral home prior to the service.


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Visitation

Tuesday

9

Apr

9:00 AM 4/9/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Union Funeral Home

213 East Oak Street
West Frankfort, IL 62896

Union Funeral Home
213 East Oak Street West Frankfort 62896 IL
United States

Service

Tuesday

9

Apr

11:00 AM 4/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Union Funeral Home

213 East Oak Street
West Frankfort, IL 62896

Union Funeral Home
213 East Oak Street West Frankfort 62896 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Denning Cemetery Final Resting Place

Orient Road
West Frankfort, Illinois 62896

Orient Road West Frankfort 62896 Illinois
United States
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