Estle Odeva Lay

July 16, 1937 ~ July 31, 2019 (age 82)


Estle Odeva Lay, age 82, of Caryville departed this life on Wednesday July 31, 2019.  He was of the Baptist faith.  He was a loving husband of 27 years, and a loving stepfather.  Estle also loved to garden and spend time with his family.

He is preceded in death by parents Burton Thomas and Nellie (Davis) Lay, brother James Odus Lay, sisters Maude Lay Jackson, Gladys Evans, Mildred Phillips, Edna Daugherty, and Mary Smith.

He is survived by wife Virginia Ann Lay, stepsons Jimmy Epperson of Caryville, Roger Epperson of Atlanta, GA., and Jeff (Jenny) Epperson of Lenoir City.  Stepdaughter Sandra (Larry) Lawson of Caryville.

Graveside service will be 11 AM Monday, August 5, 2019 at Queener Cemetery with Hobert McCreary officiating.

Campbell County Honor Guard will be in charge of graveside service.

The family has entrusted the care of Estle Odeva Lay to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

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Graveside Service
August 5, 2019

11:00 AM
Queener Cemetery

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