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July 2, 1949 - August 2, 2017
Gene Bays, age 68, of Lexington, KY and formerly of Jackson, KY passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the UK Hospital in Lexington, KY.-He was born July 2, 1949 in Lexington, KY and was the son of the late Clyde Eugene and Mary (Needham) Bays.–He was a local area dentist for many years in Jackson, KY.–He was also preceded in death by one sister: Elizabeth Rodgers.–He is survived by his wife: Jackie (Callahan) Bays of Lexington, KY.–One daughter: LeeAnn (Jason) McKnight of Jackson, KY.–One sister: Peggy Howard of Jackson, KY.–Three grandchildren: Abbey Fugate, Jack Fugate, Mia McKnight.–Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Bellamy officiating.–Burial in the Jackson Cemetery, Jackson, KY.–Visitation will begin on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. until time of service.–Active Pallbearers: Larry Chaney, Chester Thomas, Dwayne Little, Bob Bays, Corey Smoot, Robert Baker, David Napier, Chris Gillium, Dan Smoot.–Honorary Pallbearers: Dr. John Gray, Andy Hamilton, Tom Walker, Ralph Tapp, Mike Stidham, Dale Torok, Ronnie Hubbard, J.B. Murphy, Joe Murphy, Charlie Murphy, Bruce Combs, Jeff Neace.–IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS REQUESTED BY MADE TO: HADDIXS IN HAITI; 115 WHEATON DRIVE, LAWRENCEBURG, KY 40342-MEMO: FOR DENTAL CLINIC. –Haddixs in Haiti Missionaries have local family ties: Steve Haddix is grandson of John Slone and his wife Vickie is granddaughter of Rev. Gordon Little.–Deaton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.