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William (Bill) Gay, Jr.
William (Bill) Gay, Jr.

December 18, 1937 - September 13, 2019
Born in Des Moines
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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William "Bill" Gay Jr., 81, of Pleasant Hill, IA, passed away on September 13, 2019, at Mercy Hospice. Visitation will be held at Grandview Park Funeral Home, Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 5:00-7:00 pm with a vigil service at 6:00 pm.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 10:30 am and burial in the Colfax Cemetery.

Bill was born in Des Moines, IA on December 18, 1937, and worked as a Real Estate Broker for over 38 years. His memberships include the Elks Club, IZAAK Walton League, the NRA, and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Bill was an avid hunter.

Bill had an incredible voice and had sung professionally in New York and California in the late '50s. People around Des Moines knew him as Billy G. He sang karaoke for many years and also sang at festivals and private parties. His favorites were Rat Pack songs. Bill loved Dogs, watching auto racing and enjoying a glass of wine or two! He mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends.

He is survived by his family Anthony Gay, Martin (Heidi) Gay, step-sons; Roger (Andrea) Caliger, and Timothy, (Diana) Caliger, sisters; Barbara Roberts, Mary McCauley, brother; Joseph (Sharon) Gay, and 6 Grandchildren, and his long-time partner Bea Bond.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Animal Rescue League.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES ~ GRANDVIEW PARK CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell
Des Moines, Iowa USA 50317
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Service
St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50317
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA US
Animal Rescue League Of Iowa
5452 NE 22nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50313