David G. Nay Jr.


David Glen Nay Jr., of Cortland, Ohio, 82, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren, Ohio.

David was born on May 22, 1937, in Pullman, the son of the late Rev. Forest Glen Nay and Faye (Fisher) Nay.

He was a 1956 graduate of Tygarts Valley High School. David was a certified welder working 46 years as an iron worker for Republic Steel. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army receiving the Expert Marksmanship medal. He was an active member of VFW Post 2662 in Warren. David enjoyed participating in activities at the SCOPE center, woodworking, fishing, hunting and boating. He took pride in his work as the family historian and genealogist.

He will be deeply missed by his children, Tamra (Jeffrey) Deehr and Joseph (Becky) Nay. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Jessica (Jared) Bilas, Andy Deehr and Emily and Abbey Nay; a great grandchild, Alexa Bilas; a very dear niece, Norma Jo Mace; and a special friend Esther Sammon.

David was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jane; a son, David G. Nay III; and sisters Joanna Mace, Phyllis Jean Watson and an infant sister.

The family received friends Monday, Oct. 7, at the Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren. Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Fred Keener officiating.

Burial was in Hillside Cemetery in Cortland, Ohio with military honors.

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.