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John Derr Gay
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1925
Waurika
Jefferson County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jul. 30, 1940
Waurika
Jefferson County
Oklahoma, USA

JOHN DERR GAY
John Derr Gay was born August 3, 1925 and died July 30 1940 in an automobile accident which also took the life of J. W. Hodge, his youthful companion.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. G. Lyle Smith. Interment was in the Waurika cemetery. Pall bearers included boys with whom John Derr had worked at the Empress theatre and were Malcolm Fowler, Buck Langford, Wayne Fuller Maurice Denny, H. B. Brown, and Howard Phillips.
John Derr, who was named for DR. J. I. Derr, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Gay and has spent his life in and near Waurika. He was always a a busy and interesting lad, eager to know about and be a part in a great many of the offers of everyday living. He had been a constant attendant at the Waurika Christian Sunday school and had taken an active part in various Sunday school and Christian Endeavor undertakings. He was popular socially with his own age group and was vitally interested in school affairs.
His sudden passing leaves a great vacancy in the family. He is survived by his parents and his grandmother, Mrs. Bell Gay. There are also the following brothers and sisters of his immediate family: Henry, Grover and Edward Gay, Mrs. Laura McBee, Mrs. Ozuette Welch, Mrs. Nannie Beilue, Mrs. Itaska Wirt, and Mrs. Inez Dugan. 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Bertie Gay (1881 - 1945)
  Sarah O'Banion Phillips Gay (1887 - 1959)
 
 Siblings:
  Laura Birtie Gay McBee (1906 - 2002)*
  King Henry Gay (1909 - 1968)*
  Lankford Hopkins Gay (1909 - 1912)*
  Grover Brantley Gay (1911 - 1986)*
  Ozuette Gay Welch (1913 - 2010)*
  Itaska Bovina Gay Wirt Dean (1918 - 2010)*
  Edna Inez Gay Dugan (1920 - 1997)*
  Edward Vernon Gay (1923 - 1982)*
  John Derr Gay (1925 - 1940)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Waurika Cemetery
Waurika
Jefferson County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Maintained by: Joyce Lombardi
Originally Created by: Rick Miller
Record added: Feb 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24938722
John Derr Gay
Added by: Joyce Lombardi
 
John Derr Gay
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John Derr Gay
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Rest in peace sweet one--rest in peace. Vici Grimes granddaughter of Dr. John Derr.
- vici grimes
 Added: Feb. 5, 2015

- Margaret Gay -Sprinkle
 Added: Feb. 10, 2013

- Joyce Lombardi
 Added: Nov. 30, 2011
 
 
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