Larry C. Bay

May 3, 1945November 17, 2021

Larry C. Bay, age 76, retired Senior Master Sergeant in the Air National Guard 184th Wing, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Larry was born May 3, 1945 in Carthage, Missouri, the son of the late Homer and Dorothy Bay.

Larry achieved many things throughout his life, but his greatest accomplishment was his marriage to the love of his life, his children, and grandchildren.

Larry was preceded in death by his father and step-mom, Homer and Lola Bay; mother, Dorothy Entz; and son-in-law, Matt Taylor.

His Legacy, wife of 55 years, Patricia Bay; children, Natalie Taylor and husband, Robert George, Craig and wife, Michelle Bay, Terry and wife, Holly Bay, Lori and husband, Eric Hogan; 17 lovely grandchildren; sister, Patricia and husband, Lloyd Chapman; brother, Gary and wife, Bonnie Bay; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

Visitation 4 to 7 pm Saturday, November 20, at Lakeview Funeral Home, 12100 E. 13th Street North, Wichita. Celebration of Life service 1:30 pm Monday, November 22, at Gracepoint Church, 9035 W. Central Ave., Wichita.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with Tunnels to Towers Foundations, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Bay family.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, November 22, 2021


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Harry Simpson

November 28, 2021

Rest Larry, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation. Career Kansas Air National Guard, 184th Wing.

Tracy Watkins

November 22, 2021

Patty and family - Am so sorry to hear about Larry, what can I say about him that you don’t already know…what a great man, his smile always made you feel good! I miss you all, love and prayers….Tracy

J.D. O'Malley

November 22, 2021

To the Bay Family,

We are so sorry for your loss! We so enjoyed having Larry come to our offices to inspect our life support equipment. He was always so friendly and passionate about his work, his life and of course, his wonderful wife. He was a true professional and he will be truly missed by our entire team.

All the best!

J.D. and Sj O'Malley

Regina Sorensen

November 21, 2021

I worked for Larry it took a couple months before I realized I knew him from my teenage years. Larry used to work at Skateland north and monitor the skating floor with his whistle. He was an awesome skater and I just remember all these teenage girls had a crush on the tall dark-haired guy on the floor. Fast forward 30 years later and here I was working for him. Larry and his wife Patti paths crossed threw my life in more ways then just work. My prayers go out to Patti and the children. Larry was a great husband, a wonderful father and a fantastic grandfather. He will be missed, until we see you again Larry

Sharon Rudick

November 20, 2021

Words can’t express how heartbroken I am to hear the loss of a wonderful gentleman, father, grandfather and a friendship I had with Larry at Dillon’s. Whatever Pat needed at the store Larry never hesitated to go for Pat. He will be deeply missed by all who knew this great man! 🙏❤️🙏

Lynn Simon

November 20, 2021

He and Pat were quite a team! I so enjoyed seeing them when they had Dr. visits. The Christmas peanut brittle they would bring me was such a treat. You are leaving a wonderful legacy Larry. Rest In Peace. May your memories comfort all. I was blessed to know you ♥️ 😢

Richard Egelhof

November 20, 2021

I will always remember his smile, his sense of humor, he was also even keel, worried much more about Pat then himself, was such a great guy, will be missed by many many people, thoughts and prayers for Pat and the family

Kathy Hendricks

November 20, 2021

OH, my... I am just so sad for all of us! But I do have a memory for you! Winter of '71 was ugly! And then there was the snow! Your folks were on their way home from Kansas City and decided to stay in Emporia. It was such a treat! They were driving that little red Corvair (one of the most dangerous cars of all time!) and chugged in with the snow practically up to the door! I don't even remember what we did, particularly, but they were just fun!
They were special people and touched so many lives!
Love and prayers! Kathy & all

Jaye Servis

November 20, 2021

One of the greatest gifts God ever gave me was being blessed to call Larry an Pat my friends. We met at Dillon since I work there an they shop there. Somehow our joking, laughter an visits became a treasured friendship. They would share their trips to the lake with their family an the joy that brought them. How much they love their grandbabies . They made my day with the hugs they brought me an always an open Invitation to come spend the weekend on the lake. What an testament of love they shared with not only me but how they
Love each other, watching them tease each other an flirt a little showed me that true love last forever. I am honored to call them my friends. Pat, remember I'm always here for you. I love you. Jaye

Retha and Bert Quimby

November 19, 2021

Bert and I are in shock with the news of Larry's passing. He was certainly a great Grand Lake neighbor and will be sorely missed. Prayers for Pat and family.