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Sterling Raymond Hay

September 9, 1939October 13, 2021
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Sterling Raymond Hay, 82, of Fort Smith, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. He was born on September 9, 1939 in Cotton Plant, AR to the late Carl and Edrie Hay. He was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three sisters; Lois Fraze, Mabel Decker and Barbara Carter; three brothers, Charles, Gerald and Larry Hay and two grandchildren, Barbie Barker and Lauren Canard. Sterling was raised on a farm in Eastern Arkansas. At age 16 he and his family moved to Fort Smith and he worked at Hardscrabble Country Club as a caddie. At age 18 he met Jerry, who became his wife after just two weeks of dating. Sterling was a hard worker, he was employed by Ward’s Furniture, Modern Fence and Plunkett Music Company for over 40 years. Sterling was a man of faith and strong convictions from God’s Word. He loved attending church, serving the Lord, his Savior Jesus Christ. Most of all, Sterling was a family man. He had a great love for his wife, girls, their husbands, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He always cherished any time that he was able to spend with them. He is survived by his wife Jerry, of the home; three daughters, Connie Hart (Chris) of Alma, Cindy Barker (Ronnie) of Fort Smith and Vicki Canard (Ron) of Cave City, AR; a sister, Deloris Odom of Fort Smith; four grandchildren, Jason Hart, Amanda Ogle, Paige Akins and Blake Canard; six great grandchildren, Deven Ogle, Aurora Hart, Jonathan Hart, Steven Ogle, Cash Bell and Joelene Akins.

Pallbearers will be Blake Canard, Jason Hart, Jonathan Hart, Deven Ogle, Jordan Akins and Steven Ogle.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Blake Canard, Active Pallbearer
  • Jason Hart, Active Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Hart, Active Pallbearer
  • Deven Ogle, Active Pallbearer
  • Jordan Akins, Active Pallbearer
  • Steven Ogle, Active Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Baptist Vista Church Camp

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

Memories

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Cindy Barker

October 15, 2021

My dad was always there for me and my sisters! One time, many years ago, I asked Dad which of us girls was his favorite. He responded, whichever one of you needs me the most at that time.... Oh what a wise man my dad was. I really do miss him already, but we will be together again one day... no doubt about it!

Forever in my heart... ❤️ I love you Dad.

Sharon Yates

October 14, 2021

We first met at Lake Hinkle you always had a smile on your face. I know that you are there with Neil and the rest of your family that’s there in my Ed. Sterling was a good man and my heart goes out to his family Jerrie I have thought about you often prayers for the family

Pamela Sharp

October 14, 2021

Sterling was a “Good Man” in the true essence. He was devoted to Jerry, his daughters and his entire family. I always admired the true affection in his eyes for all of them. My thoughts and prayers to Jerry and the entire family.

Kenny Wilson

October 13, 2021

We have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Kenny, Mellissa, Justin and Kerrie Wilson

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