Larry Lay

Sep 8, 1948 - Nov 10, 2012

Sept. 8, 1948 -- Nov. 10, 2012

NORWALK -- Larry Lay, 64, of Norwalk and formerly of Sandusky, died Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

He was born on September 8, 1948 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Larry was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the National Guard. He was employed by General Motors as a setup man.

He was a member of Science Lodge #50 F&AM, the U.A.W., a founding father of the Bikers Memorial Fund, a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, a Perkins Fire Dept. volunteer, and a member of the Vietnam Veterans Association.

Larry loved motorcycles and was a member of many hog groups. He also loved carving wood, was a collector of many items, and was an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene (Horne) Lay; parents, Lowell and Billie (Jessee) Lay; daughter, Sara (Jared) Martin, Norwalk; sons, Scott (Laura) Lay, New London, and Bryan J. Lay, Tiffin; step-children, Jeremi (Denise) Woodruff, Chagrin Falls, Justin (Kim) Woodruff, Fremont, and Lindsi Woodruff, Clyde; grandchildren, Alec, Colton, Kennadi, Cassidy, and Marshall; step-grandchildren, Payton, Ember, and Braiden; sisters, Barbara Tajkowski, Norwalk, Peggy (Steve) Heidl, Sandusky, and Mary (Mike) Walton, Sandusky; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary; his paternal and maternal grandparents; and step-son, Jordan Woodruff.

Friends may call from 4-8 P.M. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Groff Funeral Home and Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, with Science Lodge #50 holding Masonic Services at 7:30 P.M. Friends may also call on Wednesday from 10 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11 A.M. in the funeral home. Rev. Danny Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, with the American Legion Post 83 Honor Guard conducting military services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bikers Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1081, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 3292, Lorain, OH 44035. Condolences may be shared at www.grofffuneralhomes.com.