Joe D. Lay. Age 87, of Somerset, Kentucky, passed from this life on Friday, August 12, 2022 at his home.  

He was born on February 3, 1935 in McCreary County, son of the late Joe M. and Ida Beard Lay. He was retired from the U.S. Playing Card Co. and a member of Cumberland Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and raising his Beagle dogs, doing yard work and reading his Bible. Most of all he loved and cherished his family.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe M. (Mandy) Lay and Ida Lay; his brother, Boice Lay, and sisters, Lillian and Imogene Lay.  

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathleen Lay; daughters, Marlene Pollitt of Somerset and Jeannie (Rick) Smith of Brown Co. Ohio; brothers, Orville Lay and Jackie Lay; 2 grandchildren, Mike (Wendy) Pollitt and Phaedra Smith; 4 great grandchildren, Brittany (Michael) Fox, Danny Lee Richter, Lillie Pollitt, and Persephonie Webb; and 2 great great-grandchildren, Aiden and Noah Fox.  

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.  

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Joe D. Lay.