Wyatte J. Gay
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force
following are two separate items from a newspaper following the death of
my father, Wyatte J. Gay.)
THE MILTON PRESS GAZETTE, Milton, Florida, September 9, 1976 OBITUARY column:
Lt. Col Wyatte Justice Gay, 57, of Route 4, Milton died Friday morning, September 3, 1976, at the Pensacola Naval Air Station Hospital after surgery following a lengthy illness.
Colonel Gay was a native of Milton, West Virginia. He was a retired US Air Force pilot and a veteran of WW II. It was thought he was the last plane shot down in WW II, and he was held as a prisoner of war for approximately one month.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Retired Officers Association, The Navy League, the American Legion and was a Disabled American Veteran.
Colonel Gay was preceeded in death by his wife,
Wanda M. Gay, of Knoxville, Tennessee. Survivors include his widow, Mrs.
Ruby Cannon Gay of Milton; four daughters, Darien S. Bacon of Alamosa,
Colo; Peggy G. Marion of Northport, Al: Mary
Funeral services were held Sunday in the Whiting Field, Naval Air Station Chapel.
Burial was in the Arlington National Cemetery,
Arlington, Virginia, September 6, 1976, with full military honors.