Latane Barker Shay Jr., 73, of Fairfield died Thursday, May 5, 2022, at his home.

Born July 3, 1948, in Lithia, he was a son of the late Latane Barker Shay Sr. and Ruth Young Shay.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Jane Irvine “MeMe,” and a brother-in-law, Kenny Emore.

Junior retired from Rockbridge Farmers Co-Op. He loved his family and enjoyed spending his spare time golfing. He also served his country as a combat engineer during the Vietnam era.

Surviving are his wife, Carla Jean Irvine Shay; children, David Shay, Logan Shay (Lenee) and Sara Garnett (Trey); siblings, Greg Shay (Donna), Patricia Rutherford (Terry), and Becky Guacheta; sister-in-law, Linda Emore; brother-in-law, Andy Irvine (Michelle); grandchildren, Gabe Shay, Mary-Grace Shay, Kenna Shay, and Drew Moore; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins. Also surviving are friends from Shenandoah Acres, Greenbrier County, W.Va., golfing buddies, and many other special friends.

A private memorial service with family and friends will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Hospice of the Shenandoah, 64 Sports Medicine Drive, Fishersville, VA 22939.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory. N-G

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