Kenneth Wayne Bay, 70, of De Soto died May 26, 2020, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Mr. Bay worked as a pipefitter for Local 562. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on cars, tinkering with lawnmowers and watching old westerns, but most of all he enjoyed time spent with his family and friends. Born June 28, 1949, in Festus, he was the son of the late Earl and Marie Webb Bay.
He is survived by a son: Joseph Wayne Bay of Saint Charles; a daughter: Elizabeth (Jeramie) Williams of St. Charles; two grandsons: August Jackson Bay and Ronan Williams; three brothers: William Bay of Stockton, Douglas (Stephanie) Bay of St. Louis and Richard (Nancy) Bay of De Soto; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends; and his three cats: Bobby, Molly, and Lucy; and his dog: Sassy.
He was preceded in death a brother: David Bay; a sister: Ruth Besand; and a brother-in-law: Dave Besand.
A graveside service was held June 5 at the Big River Cemetery in Irondale. Memorials may be made to Canines In Crisis, 13976 Klondike Road, De Soto, 63020. Arrangements were under the direction of Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus.