Gay McLain


Gay Vernon McLain, 89 of Midway, passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Madisonville, with the burial to follow at R3S Cemetery in Midway. The Rev. Josh Schwarz will officiate. Visitation is scheduled for Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Day Funeral Home Chapel.

Gay was born on Aug. 27, 1928, in Madisonville, and his parents were Ethel and Ival (Hall) Duncan. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Rusty McLain; and his brother, Newt McLain. Gay is survived by his wife, Wanda (Smith) McLain; his children, Brenda Petersen, Belinda Drake, and Desia McLain; his grandchildren, Courtney Harris (Ray), Chance Petersen (Mandy), Gaylon Drake (Victoria), Bubba McLain and his fiancée Sherry, Sabrina McLain, Shelby McLain, and Rob Lyons (Stormy); his sister, Billie Valicek (John); and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers are Bubba McLain, Gaylon Drake, Chance Petersen, Ray Harris, Loyd Harper and Rob Lyons. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Duane McLain, Mike Tampke, and Jimmy Bradford.