Thomas Jackson (TJ) Gay

Published 9:47 am Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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Mr. Thomas Jackson (TJ) Gay, 92, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020.  A graveside service will be held at Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Grady County, Georgia.  The Rev. Jerry Bishop will officiate.

Thomas Jackson Gay was born December 5, 1927 in Tifton, Georgia.  His parents, Andrew Jackson Gay and Mattie Ethel Alexander Gay, have preceded him in death.  TJ was a hard-working man.  He worked as a service manager for Georgia-Florida Harveststore.  Mr. Gay was a talented carpenter and builder.  TJ was a member of the Attapulgus Baptist Church and the Attapulgus Community Club.  He loved to fish and loved to ride around in his golf cart.  A man of his word, family was his heart.  His children and grandchildren were dearly loved.  TJ Gay will be deeply missed by his family and many, many friends.

TJ Gay is survived by his wife, Doris Spears Gay of Attapulgus; children, Thomas Earl Gay and wife, Mari of Cleburne, Texas and Larry Dale Gay and wife, Rhonda of Bainbridge, Georgia; brother, Bobby Lee Gay and wife, Sue Ann of Bradenton, Florida; grandchildren, Shannun Marie Gay Corbin of Cleburne, Texas, Tara Leigh Gay Meredith and husband, John of Thomasville, Georgia, Tawna Nia Gay Saint-vil and husband, Jeffrey of Ft. Hood, Texas; and 7 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by wife, Marjorie Harrison Gay, and siblings, Hazel Carlton, Virginia Love, Cecil Lee Gay, and Jackie Earl Gay.

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Memorial donations may be made to Tired Creek Cemetery Fund, Amy Denton Fowler, 2528 Tired Creek Road, Whigham, Georgia 39897.

On-line condolences may be sent at  Cox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements