Ronald Clay Lail
October 23, 1945 – May 25, 2018
RONALD CLAY LAIL CONOVER – Ronald Clay Lail of Conover, 72 passed away on May 25, 2018 after a brief illness. Born on October 23, 1945 in Burke County, he was the son of the late Willard Lail and Della Decker Lail Norman. Ron received an Associate Degree in Drafting from CVTI. During that time period he also served in the NC Army National Guard for six years completing an Honorable Discharge. He worked as a tool draftsman for Hickory Springs MFG. Ron started a long career in professional truck driving for Superior Continential, Seicor, Spartan Freight, Fed Ex Freight and Conway Freight where he retired in 2015. Ron enjoyed his yard work, vegetable garden, and especially crappy fishing. He especially enjoyed being “Mayor” of Bumgarner Gardens. Survivors include his wife Joy D. Lail of Conover; sons, Jason C. Lail of Conover, Cory T. Lail and wife Katy of Hickory; grandchildren, Atticus and Penelope Lail of Hickory; step-children, Dale Barnes and wife Barbara of Lexington, Dana Shook and husband Randy of Lenoir; and the mother of his children, Chi Chi Lail of Long View; siblings, Jerry Lail and wife Jean of Lenoir, Harry Lail and wife Molly Sue of Morganton, and JoAnn Edwards and husband David of Connelly Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 4 PM at New Hope Baptist Church, 410 26th Ave NE, Hickory NC 28601 with Rev. David Daly officiating. Reception to follow. Memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, Catawba Regional Hospice, New Hope Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at www.catawbamemorialpark.com. The Lail Family is under the care of Catawba Funeral Home.
- Joy D. Lail, Wife
- Jason C. Lail, Son
- Cory T. Lail, Son
- Katy Lail, Daughter-in-law
- Atticus Lail, Grandson
- Penelope Lail, Granddaughter
- Dale Barnes, Step-son
- Barbara Barnes, Daughter-in-law
- Dana Shook, Step-Daughter
- Randy Shook, Son-in-law
- Chi Chi Lail, Mother of his children
- Jerry Lail, Brother
- Jean Lail, Sister-in-law
- Harry Lail, Brother
- Molly Sue Lail, Sister-in-law
- JoAnn Edwards, Sister
- David Edwards, Brother-in-law
- Numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.
- Samaritan’s Purse
- Catawba Regional Hospice
- New Hope Baptist Church
- Charity of your choice
- Celebration of Life Service Sunday, June 10, 2018
Ronald Clay Lail
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May 27, 2018
We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Ronald. I was friends of the Lail family for many, many years. Our prayers are with the Lail family during this time of loss.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do at this time.
Howard and Priscilla Stirewalt