Obituary of Robert Louis Gay
Robert (Bob) Louis Gay, 85 years old, longtime resident of Camp Verde, Arizona, Entered Eternal life April 23, 2022. He was born July 8, 1936, to Louie Edward Gay, and Zona Venora Gammill. Bob was raised in Glendale, Arizona. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and proudly served as a Scout Master in his early years. Bob worked on his grandparent’s dairy in Laveen, AZ.
He drove a milk truck and worked for Arizona Sand and Rock and several other trucking companies over the years. He drove tow truck for his father’s service station. He developed Arizona Paint and Body Shop in Phoenix and retired to live in Camp Verde full time. He drove a school bus for the Camp Verde School District for many years. Bob enjoyed life to the fullest through the years of professional race car driver and set a world record by thoroughly being a daredevil. He played a role in a movie called Heaven's Gate and spent a lot of time with some very famous movie stars.
He enjoyed being a member of many community clubs, to list a few, Central Arizona Modelers club, AMRA Arizona Midget Racing Association, Central Arizona Antique Car Club, Phoenix Jaycees, AGBA Poultry Club and Rooster Booster Poultry Club. He enjoyed family get-togethers, long country drives, model airplane flying, dancing to good country music, watching the races, a good wrestling match and shooting the breeze every chance he could.
He was well known for his sense of humor, quick wit, great stories and endless jokes. Bob never met a stranger, he had more best friends than I can list. He’s survived by his spouse of 42 years, Bettie O’Gilligan Gay; his son, Robert Gay Jr; 3 daughters, Cynthia Davis, Cathleen Weitzel, and Robbi Pendergraft; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Marsha Thomas, and many cousins’ nieces and nephews.
A limb has fallen from the family tree
that says Grieve not for me
Remember the BEST TIMES, the laughter, the song
the good life I lived while I was strong
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