Charles LAY Jr.

August 24, 1941February 15, 2021

Charles “Charlie” H Lay, JR,79, of Signal Mountain passed away February 15, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Lillian Lay Sr, wife Sonia Lay, Son Charles “Chipper” Lay III.

He is survived by his brother Gilbert “Gibby” (June) Lay and sister Julia Allred. Daughter-in-law Lydia Hutchinson-Lay. Daughter Mary Lay and son David (Maggie) Hoo, niece Andrea (Adam) Bock, and many other family members and friends whom he loved very much.

The family would like to especially thank Tammy Dagnan and Denver Turner for their love and care of Charlie.

Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin -Strickland Chapel, 1724 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37404, 423-265-4414. Please visit our website to share your memories:


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david galloway

March 1, 2021

Charlie's garage was always a place to hear some good stories. He could fix anything worth fixing, and some that weren't. Every vehicle I ever had has been to Charlie's garage. The Anderton 1950 Pontiac was revived there. The Janie McNabb 1986 Ford truck I bought from him, and still use. The atmosphere and slice of culture at Charlie and Jack's garage will be missed.

Tracy Willingham

February 27, 2021

I sure do miss those days at the shop where Charlie and Jack were always there to welcome you. A lot of stories, and maybe a little posturing, that always left you in a better piece of mind when you left.