Kay Weldon "KW" Shay

June 26, 1934February 15, 2018

Mr. Kay Weldon (K.W.) Shay, age 83, of Smyrna, passed away February 15, 2018. He was a veteran of the US. Air Force and was retired from Lockheed Martin with 30 years of service. Mr. Shay was an Officer in the GLERC Autoclub, a Deacon at Bethel Baptist Church and enjoyed coaching little league baseball and basketball. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Nona Shay; his second wife, Julie Castelli; parents, Aubrey and Opal Shay; brothers, Branch, Jack and Gary Shay.

Survived by his children, Allan and Amy Shay, Barry and Heidi Shay; brothers, Bruce Shay, Mike and Judy Shay; sister-in-law, Jeannie Shay Beveridge; grandchildren, Riley, Kenzie, Justin and Ellen, Zachary and Kate; great granddaughter, Hayley; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday Feb. 18 at 2 PM in the chapel of Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors.

The family will receive friends between the hours of 12:30 until 2 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Those who desire may make contributions to Calvary Children’s Home, 1430 Lost Mountain Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127 or at


  • Visitation Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kay Weldon "KW" Shay

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Patrick Farrelly

February 20, 2018

Please accept our most sincere prayers and condolences on losing, for a time, this wonderful man from your lives. I pray you find peace in having made the most of your time with each other and in supporting each other in this difficult time by celebrating all the wonderful times.
Patrick Farrelly and the Knights of Columbus

Marvin Moss

February 18, 2018

I knew Kay for many years in the GLERC Auto Club. He was a heck of a nice friendly guy and helpful to all members. We will miss him.


February 18, 2018

Mr Kay Shay. Best laugh ever!
This family has meant so much to me since I was five years old. The impression they had on me has lasted my lifetime. I loved Mr Shay because he never yelled at me or seemed disappointed- he would just smile and shake his head and say, Jill Jill Jill, what are we going to do with you? His patience and kindness will be greatly missed.

Chuck Jonesboro

February 17, 2018

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your love one Kay.May you find peace and comfort in the God of all comfort.

James Shay

February 16, 2018

Rest in peace Uncle Kay. I am sure you will have a happy reunion with your Parents and Brothers. I remember those times of you all talking about playing ball and climbing all the trees, and even throwing a few rocks. You will be missed, until we all meet again.