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In Memory of

Robert Lee Kay

July 18, 1928 - August 6, 2017

Obituary


Robert Lee Kay, 89, born July 18, 1928 in Baltimore, Md., went to be with the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ August 6, 2017.

He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife, Joyce. Three children, Jennifer Kay Kidd (David), Jill Kay Boyle and Holly Kay Waters (Robert); step-children, Kimberly Weddington and Christopher Weddington (Marianne); grandchildren, Elizabeth Kidd Rachels (Scott), Nathaniel Kidd, Benjamin Kidd, Colleen Boyle, Emily San Roman (Daniel), Heather Walters and Christina and Nicole Weddington; and his sister, Pat Mills (Gordon).

He graduated from Maryville College in Tennessee...

Robert Lee Kay, 89, born July 18, 1928 in Baltimore, Md., went to be with the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ August 6, 2017.

He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife, Joyce. Three children, Jennifer Kay Kidd (David), Jill Kay Boyle and Holly Kay Waters (Robert); step-children, Kimberly Weddington and Christopher Weddington (Marianne); grandchildren, Elizabeth Kidd Rachels (Scott), Nathaniel Kidd, Benjamin Kidd, Colleen Boyle, Emily San Roman (Daniel), Heather Walters and Christina and Nicole Weddington; and his sister, Pat Mills (Gordon).

He graduated from Maryville College in Tennessee with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration; then from UCLA with a Masters degree in Hospital Administration; and served as an Adjunct Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York for several years.

He served his country during the Korean War as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Wright in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans for thirty-eight months, plus three years in the active reserve. He served as president of hospitals in South Carolina, New York state and Virginia. On retirement, he worked for The Joint Commission of the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations for 17 years surveying hospitals across the country.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, August 11, 2017 at Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia, 10300 Pridesville Rd. Amelia, Virginia 23002. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. at Grove Avenue Baptist Church, 8701 Ridge Rd. Richmond, Va.

Contributions in memory of Bob can be made to Grove Avenue Baptist Church and Good Samaritan Ministries.