May 13, 2006 Nacogdoches Nacogdoches County Texas, USA
James Willard Bay (best known as "Willard") was born to parents Emma Lou (nee Sims) and John Stephen Bay and raised in Grimes County TX. In 1936, Willard and his wife Elsie established the first Tom's Peanuts business in Nacogdoches County. Survived by spouse Elsie (nee Bagwell) Bay and sons: Daniel Willard Bay and John Michael Bay, all of Nacogdoches. PID by parents and brother, Vernon W. Bay.