Kenneth L. Hay

November 8, 1954 ~ November 18, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Kenneth Hay Obituary

Kenneth L. Hay 69, of Ray, Ohio passed away on Saturday, November 18, following a courageous battle with CNS Lymphoma. He married his wife of 49 years, the former LouEllen Morris on June 30, 1974. Kenneth was born on November 8, 1954 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Hubert J. Hay and Gertrude E. Hay (Haynes).

Kenneth is survived by his wife along with daughters Melissa Crowe of Chillicothe, Stephanie Triplett (Josh) of Ray, and a son Kenneth L Jr (Danielle) of Chillicothe; grandchildren Ashley, Brittany, Casey Crowe, Victoria Hay, Amber Eicholz, John Eicholz, Kenneth Hay III, Madysun Hay, Kristopher Hay, Alexis Rhoden , Christian Triplett, Josh Triplett Jr, and Autumn Triplett; bother-in-law Gary Fairchild of Richmond Dale, along with his children Kevin Fairchild (Pam), Angela Fairchild, Beth Beekman (Todd) and their children.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Fairchild.

Kenneth was a 1973 graduate of Southeastern High School and was employed by Mead Paper Co as an instrument repair technician in the Maintenance department for over 36 years before retiring, Kenneth loved the outdoors, farming with his father, raising cattle, deer hunting, and fishing. Skilled as a mechanic, he seemed to never find a project he couldn’t complete. He had a great sense of humor and often used quick comebacks such as “I’m gonna ____ you if you don’t straighten up” or “your gonna think______ when I get done with you” when dealing with his three children. Kenneth regularly attended the Goshen Run Church of God in Londonderry before his health began to decline.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 11:00 AM in the FAWCETT OLIVER GLASS AND PALMER FUNERAL HOME, Chillicothe with Pastor Tim Wyman officiating. Burial will follow in Little Mound Cemetery, Richmond Dale. The family will receive friends Friday from 5-7 PM at FOGP as well. Memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice. 

The Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hay family.


Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.

He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul.

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness

for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley

of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil,

For thou art with me;

thy rod and thy staff,

they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me

in the presence of mine enemies;

Thou anoinest my head with oil;

my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.





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November 24, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home
77 East Fifth Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Funeral Service
November 25, 2023

11:00 AM
Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home
77 East Fifth Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601


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