Vergial Prentice Kay

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 18, 2016

Funeral services for Vergial Prentice Kay, of
Anacoco, will be held Friday, August 19, 2016, 11 a.m. at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville, with Bro. Randy Wead and Bro. James Kay officiating. Burial will follow in the Plunkaway Cemetery.
Visitation will on Friday,
August 19 from 8 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Vergial Prentice Kay was born in Fair Dale, Texas on May 27, 1926, to Elsie Ramona McGraw Kay and Tommy Albert Kay. He passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, in
Vergial Prentice Kay was a boilermaker welder for more than 40 years before he retired. During World War II, at a very young age he and one of his older brothers wanted to join the United States Army. To their surprise, they
were turned away. Still wanting to do something for his country he went to a Texas ship yard and started building military water vessels for the United States military. Those close to him knew him as a humble, filled with compassion, loving, and a
man with a natural ability to make others, laugh.
When death was at his door, he said, I trust my Savior, He made me and He will take care of me, and when He wants me, He will take me.
He was preceded in death by his parents;
wife of 43years, Mearlean Marie Kay; two sons, Vergial Paul Kay and Billy Wayne Kay; one grandson, John Roy Lawrence.
He is survived by three daughters, Ruth Marie Nesom of Channelview, Texas, Joy Faye Wilkinson of Burr Ferry and Sara Kay
of Burr Ferry; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.