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David "Smokey" Millay

July 27, 1938 — July 5, 2023

Owensboro, KY 42301

David "Smokey" Millay

 

David “Smokey” Millay was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at the age of 84 in Owensboro, Kentucky at Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center.

David was born on July 27, 1938 at home in Birk City, Kentucky to the late Richard and Cloia Carrico Millay.  He was a devoted father, husband, brother, and friend. David graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1957 then went on to proudly serve in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963. He was employed for 33 years at Green River Steel Mill and was a plasterer and a tile setter.

David was a Little League coach for 15 years. He also raised a garden every year and took up woodworking after fashioning beautiful pieces to share with his loved ones after he retired. David enjoyed going to Hardee’s every morning on W. Parrish Avenue to chat with friends and taking walks downtown near the riverfront. He was also a devout parishioner at St. Stephen Cathedral and a long-time member of Right to Life of Owensboro. David will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

David was preceded in death by brothers, Richard “Bud”, Ferman, James, Gilbert and Herbert Millay; and his sister Mary Bennett.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Rebecca Millay; his sister, Catherine Kuehle; his children, Brandon Joseph, Barry (Jen), Sara Beyke (Jerrod), Christopher (fiancé Nicole and her children Kaylee, Tim, Chloe); his grandchildren, Spencer, Caleb, Carson, Owen Millay, Meagan Melton (Dillin), Taylor, Alyssa Beyke; his great-granddaughter, Rilynn Melton; and many nieces and nephews.  

The funeral Mass will be at 12:00 PM, Saturday, July 8 at St. Stephen Cathedral. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 until 7:00 PM, with prayers at 6:30, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory and Saturday from 11:00 AM until time of Mass at St. Stephen Cathedral. Burial will be at Mater Dolorosa Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Right to Life of Owensboro, PO Box 506,

Owensboro, Kentucky 42302 or Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathen’s Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.                                                                                                                               

Memories and messages of condolence may be shared with the family at www.glenncares.com.

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Visitation

Friday, July 7, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Visitation

Saturday, July 8, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Saturday, July 8, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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