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Cecil H. Lay

May 12th, 1945 - December 29th, 2019

01/04/2020 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Stahlheber Baptist Church
1800 Stahlheber Baptist Church
Hamilton OH, 45013
Funeral Service: 
01/04/2020 at 12:00 PM
Stahlheber Baptist Church
1800 Stahlheber Baptist Church
Hamilton OH, 45013

Cecil H. Lay, age 74 of Hamilton, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019. Cecil was born in Barbourville, Kentucky on May 12, 1945 to Charles and Cynthia Lay. 

Cecil graduated from Reily High School in 1963 and went on to serve in the United States Navy on the USS Ponchatoula NO-148.  Cecil retired from the CSX Railroad after working 30 years as a train dispatcher. Cecil received the highest level of commendation from CSX for heroically saving a young girl’s life while working his shift.  Cecil was an avid fan of Bluegrass music and had a big heart for rescuing and taking care of stray animals.

Cecil is survived by his wife, Denise Prater-Lay; children, Hope Huxel, Rebecca Johnson, Robin Plowman, Cathy Carlson and Shad Anderson; sister, Geneva Moore; brother, Jay Lay; ten grandchildren & eight great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews. Cecil was preceded in death by his son, Charles O. Lay; daughter, Renee Johnson; brothers, Charles, John, & Roy Lay and his parents.  Cecil left behind many good friends and his church family that he loved so dearly.

The Memorial Service will be held at Stahlheber Baptist Church, 1800 Stahlheber Road, Hamilton, OH, on Saturday, January  4, 2020 at noon with Pastor John Wallen  officiating.  Visitation will directly follow the service.  In lieu of flowers, please make any contributions to the Animal Adoption Foundation of Hamilton, OH.

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I'm still praying for you, just because January 4th has passed, doesn't mean the pain has. I'm a thinking about you and your family.I feel to your brokenness and may God be with you all during your healing process.

Jackie Hodge

Mike and I are thinking of you all, prayers for peace in your hearts and blessings of Gods grace

Mary Belle Lay Torres

So sorry for the loss of our family member. Prayers for strength from God for the family. We have to realize that Cecil is now with GOD and is no longer in pain and is Glad to see Jesus and his parents and grandmaw and grandpaw and my dad , uncle Bonn and aunt Dessie and my daughter Regina Gail. Love and prayer

Robert Federle

May you rest in peace Cecil. You lived a good life and treated others as you would want to be treated. I remember when you saved that girl from certain death, you are Blessed for that in Gods eyes. May you rest in peace now and my thoughts, Prayers and Condolences go out to Friends and Family. May God Bless your soul.

Roger Hurst

We had many happy times together, in our youth, my friend.No more fun at the thrift store, but we will meet again in heaven. you were my friend.ROGER

Suzan proski

You will be dearly missed by your many friends.