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Gary Neil "Jay" Irey

December 29, 1952 January 7, 2019
Gary Neil "Jay" Irey
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Obituary for Gary Neil "Jay" Irey

Mr. Gary Neil “Jay” Irey, age 66, of Vanceburg, Kentucky, passed away Monday afternoon, January 7, 2019, at his residence.

He was born December 29, 1952, in Lewis County, Kentucky, the son of the late Charles and Minnie Belle McCann Irey.

Jay worked until his retirement at Tollesboro Elementary School and he enjoyed listening to bluegrass music, watching old westerns, being a member of the Quicks Run Softball Team, and spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid sports fan who loved UK Basketball, Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals and attending Lewis County sporting events.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Randy Eugene Irey.

Jay is survived by three brothers, Charles Irey and Roger and Patricia Irey, all of Vanceburg, Kentucky, Robert and Susan Irey of Aberdeen, Ohio; four sisters, Judy Irey and Janice and Roy Polley, all of Vanceburg, Kentucky, Joyce McCleese of Mentone, Indiana, and Shirley and Marvin McCleese of Leesburg, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg, Kentucky, with Brother Tom Cox Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Muses Chapel Cemetery in Lewis County, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2019, and after 9 a.m. on Saturday at Dickerson Funeral Home, 110 West Second Street, Vanceburg, Kentucky 41179.

Russell Irey, Myron Irey, Randy Irey, Nick Irey, Brandon Walker, Greg McCleese, Kevin McCleese, and Mark McCleese will serve as pallbearers. David Wayne Irey, David Nathaniel Irey, Ritchie Cunningham, Michael Applegate, Ryan Irey, Michael Irey, and Justin Cunningham will serve as honorary pallbearers.


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