Rev. Barry  Gay

Rev. Barry Tillman Gay, age 90, of Rome, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021, at his residence. Rev. Gay was born in Rome, Georgia on July 21, 1931, son of the late Paul Gay and the late Alice Johnson Gay. He was also preceded in death by a son, Marshall Gay, and by several siblings. Prior to retirement, Rev. Gay served as a Pastor in the Church of the Nazarene for 43 years. He was currently a member of First Church of the Nazarene of Rome and was attending New Antioch Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Bobbie Jean Maddox Gay; two sons, Larry Gay (Evelyn), Altus, OK, and Dennis Gay (Rowena), Rome; a daughter, Mary Somers (Steven), High Point, NC; four grandchildren, Kelly, Mary, Amy, and Jonathan; several great grandchildren; a sister, Donnis Swinford, New York; 2 brothers, Carl Gay, Adairsville, and Clifton Gay, Florida; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Rev. Gary Huff officiating. Private interment will be held later at Floyd Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Sunday from 1pm until the service time. Pallbearers are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Sunday at 1:30pm and include: Mike Adams, Terry Creel, Josh Jenkins, Frank Lykins, David Morris, and Roddy Rockwell. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.

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