Gay was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing as well as woodworking. He was a longtime resident of Coopersville, Mich., and was the proud owner of Gay’s Trailer Sales, which became Fun-N-Sun RV. Gay also served his country as a member of the Michigan National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ava (Snider) Grossenbacher; and his brother, Glen. Gay is survived by four sisters: Lelah Bouchard, Gloria (Art) Lillibridge, Lona Richter and Lucy (Marty) Mulder; one brother, Dennis (Pat) Grossenbacher; his dear friend Betty Anderson; four children: Greg (Sue) Grossenbacher, Penny Grossenbacher, Cindy (Eric) Moe and Jeff (Tammy) Grossenbacher; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren (soon to be seven); and the mother of his children, Patrecia Grossenbacher.
In keeping with his wish, cremation has taken place. A Life Celebration memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St., Coopersville, with the Rev. Dave Kingma officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends 6-8 p.m. Friday and 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home in Coopersville.
Memorial donations may be made to West Michigan Alzheimers Association, 1740 Village Drive, Suite 336, Muskegon, MI 49442. An online guestbook may be signed at www.throopfh.com.
Arrangements by Throop Funeral Home, Coopersville. Phone: 616-837-8161.