OBITUARY

William David Loy

May 9, 1945September 3, 2019
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William “David” Loy, 74 Born May 9, 1945 in Fairplay, KY, son of the late Robert Elmer and Nola Brummett Loy, passed away peacefully September 3, 2019 with his family at his side.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Linda (Moss) 2 children Tisha Lay (Scott), Joshua Loy (Ami). 4 Grandchildren, Shannah & Ethan Lay, and Jonathan & June Loy. 2 brothers Sam (Geneva) & Joe Frank And numerous nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Kathleen Buchanan, Evalee Churchill, Sophia Wheelock, and Vickie Green 5 brothers, Dellous Loy, Junior Loy, Clifton Loy, Johnny Loy & Wesley Loy

David’s career took him to Michigan, King-Seely Corp., New Mexico working atop oil rigs, operating heavy equipment on the construction of KY Green River Reservoir, & building Gene Snyder freeway. He retired from Ford KY Truck Plant in 2001 after 32 years’ service.

After retirement, David & Linda became “Snowbirds” in Florida, where he became everyone’s favorite neighbor & he could finally fish as much as he wanted, even once pulling a 12 ft. gator out of his dock.

David was happiest in the woods digging ginseng. He grew BIG gardens, enjoyed fishing, hunting & LOVED to travel. But… he was best known for practical jokes, telling tall-tales and his generosity to those he knew, and didn’t know, alike.

Everyone who loved him has a story… or ten. Please share those at his online memorial https://rw.mem.com/display/8846311 and help us celebrate his life & all the times we laughed because of him.

Visitation at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home, La Grange, KY Friday, September 6, 2019 6:00 – 8:30 pm.

Graveside service Saturday 2:00 (EST) 1:00 (CDT) LOY Cemetery, Fairplay, KY.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 7, 2019

Memories

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Pam Wheelock

September 9, 2019

I remember Uncle David mostly from my childhood years. I loved to visit with Linda and David- they were so in love it was just great to be near them. They were a lovely couple with their own glow.

My mother, Sophia, looked forward to hearing from her brother David. When she was sick, he would call faithfully. He brightened her days and made her laugh. Uncle David was a great story teller and had a detailed memory of family events, history, and the bible. We will all miss his strength and kindness.

Donna Loy Gaikowski

September 7, 2019

Uncle David, you left us way too soon. What will we do without you, it won’t be the same.
With so few years between us, you were more like a Big Brother than an Uncle.
You helped me learn to walk, took me frog gigging and squirrel hunting, and spoiled me with many trips down to Stanley’s store for Moon pies. And by the way, what was so darn funny about a 5 year old being knocked down during a shooting lesson? 😆 I never tired of hearing your stories, I loved them. We all did.
My deepest sympathies to your family and friends. Anyone that knew you well is hurting right now. You were so Loved! ♥️
Today you are taking your last trip from Louisville down to the country. You will join the others on Loy Cemetery Road, in the Peaceful hills that our Ancestors walked for so many generations.
RIP Gentle Giant, I can only imagine the Joy in Heaven as you are reunited with the others.
There may even be a few jokes and tall tales being spun.
God Bless You Bro. I’m sorry I didn’t have time to get there, but am there in spirit.
Forever in my heart. Much Love
Donna

Mark Buchanan

September 6, 2019

My Uncle David was s great person. He always would lift you up and make you laugh. Prayers to the family and I’m looking forward to seeing him again!

Bonnie Manning

September 6, 2019

My uncle David had the ability to make me feel like I was the only person in the room. At different times in my life that were extremely tough, he would always make me feel loved, and that is something we all need to feel.
When David walked in rooms they got brighter. His laughter and story telling were contagious. His smile unforgettable, and he cared for those less fortunate.

He was a gentle teddy bear and truly will be missed! There are people who live life and never leave impressions or touch many people, he was not one of those people.

I love you, uncle David. Big kisses in heaven.

Love and prayers to Linda, Tish, Josh, Sam, Joe Frank and grandchildren’s.

Tisha Lay

September 6, 2019

Tisha Lay

September 6, 2019

Terri Joiner

September 6, 2019

I have many great memories of uncle Dave. He was a big guy but he had a bigger presence than his size. He filled a room with jokes, laughter, tall tales and joy. He was smart and witty and had eyes like a mischievous child. My mother loved all her brothers and sisters but I know he was one of her favorites. I imagine quite a reunion in heaven . He has cashed his golden ticket and the grief is left to his family and friends. May he Rest in Peace. Prayers for Linda, Tisa, Josh, and his grandchildren and extended family.

Tisha Lay

September 6, 2019

Dad made 70 look good 💪💪💪

Zeb and Joy Son

September 6, 2019

We only knew the David Loy with the shaved head. In a white tea shirt we thought he looked like Mr. Clean. He obviously enjoyed people, pickin' at ya, or sharin' a funny story. He shared his knowledge with me on several occasions about various favorite subjects, old firearms, medicinal plants. He EVEN showed me his private bed of blood root, first time I ever saw any. My favorite though, has to be when he made a very convincing case that indeed Simon Kenton was a better, braver, tougher frontiersman than Daniel Boone or Davy Crocket. The stories and information David shared with me, I believe to be... at least mostly true. I'm sure he will be missed, but he leaves behind many a good memory that'll make you smile.
God be with his family in this time of loss.
Zeb & Joy Son

Debbie Clark-Gober

September 5, 2019

I’ve known Dave and Linda for many years, I first met Dave as a young girl not even yet in my teens. I have so many wonderful memories of times our families spent together but I remember our fun times in Casey Key, Florida most fondly. I can’t really ever remember a time when Dave didn’t have a smile on his face.
I’m just so terribly heartbroken for those who are grieving the loss of this wonderful man. I know he has seen the face of Jesus and is telling all sorts of wonderful stories.

Sending love and prayers

Debbie Gober

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Biography

William “David” Loy, 74 Born May 9, 1945 in Fairplay, KY, son of the late Robert Elmer and Nola Brummett Loy, passed away peacefully September 3, 2019 with his family at his side.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Linda (Moss)
2 children Tisha Lay (Scott), Joshua Loy (Ami).
4 Grandchildren, Shannah & Ethan Lay, and Jonathan & June Loy.
2 brothers Sam (Geneva) & Joe Frank
And numerous nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by
4 sisters, Kathleen Buchanan, Evalee Churchill, Sophia Wheelock, and Vickie Green
5 brothers, Dellous Loy, Junior Loy, Clifton Loy, Johnny Loy & Wesley Loy

David’s career took him to Michigan, King-Seely Corp., New Mexico working atop oil rigs, operating heavy equipment on the construction of KY Green River Reservoir, & building Gene Snyder freeway. He retired from Ford KY Truck Plant in 2001 after 32 years’ service.

After retirement, David & Linda became “Snowbirds” in Florida, where he became everyone’s favorite neighbor & he could finally fish as much as he wanted, even once pulling a 12 ft. gator out of his dock.

David was happiest in the woods digging ginseng. He grew BIG gardens, enjoyed fishing, hunting & LOVED to travel. But… he was best known for practical jokes, telling tall-tales and his generosity to those he knew, and didn’t know, alike.

Everyone who loved him has a story… or ten. Please share those at his online memorial https://rw.mem.com/display/8846311 and help us celebrate his life & all the times we laughed because of him.

Visitation at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home, La Grange, KY Friday, September 6, 2019 6:00 – 8:30 pm.

Graveside service Saturday 2:00 (EST) 1:00 (CDT) LOY Cemetery, Fairplay, KY.