James “Bub” Hay, Jr, age 59 of Somerset, Kentucky and formerly of Allendale, South Carolina, passed from this life on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

James was born on February, 28, 1957 in Allendale, South Carolina to the late Mr. James Hay, Sr. and Mrs. Ethele Dunbar Hay of Allendale, South Carolina.  He was a retired laborer at Eagle Hardwood of Somerset.  He was married to Patricia Lucille Gilmore Hay in Somerset, Kentucky.  James enjoyed fishing, listening to “ole” school music and playing with his grandchildren. He was a fun loving and jovial persons that loved his family and friends. James was of the Christian Faith. He was an avid football sports fan and had a genuine passion for the “Indy Colts”.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; Leroy Hay and Robert Buxton, and one sister; Jameszenia Eady of Allendale, South Carolina.

James leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife; Patricia Lucille Gilmore Hay, three Step-daughters; Ada Gilmore of Lexington, Kentucky, Julie Cowan and Mary Gaines of Somerset.  Two Step-sons; Floyd (Shannon) Cowan II of Lexington, Kentucky and Antoine Cowan of Somerset, Kentucky.  One Brother; Larry (Kimula) Hay of Allendale, South Carolina and a Sister; Ethele (Harry) Maner of Allendale, South Carolina.  Fourteen grandchildren; Shameka, Heather, Taevon, Christian, Andre, Gabrielle, Gabe, Kisean, Na’zari, Quintin, Sophia, Aubreya, Audreaya, and Danniebell, and a host of Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Cousins and Friends.

The family wishes to extend a special note of gratitude to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital staff of the ICU unit and NECU unit especially Nurse Phobia and Dr. Rashiid.

Visitation for Mr. James Hay will be on Friday, March 17, 2017 after 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home

Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bishop Eric Barnes, officiating.  Interment will be in the Serenity Garden of the Southern Oaks Cemetery.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.