Norman W. Lay

  • Died: July 24, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

NORMAN W. LAY, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at St. Joseph Hospital. Born July 10, 1945, in Yeovil-Somerset, England, he was the son of the late Joseph (Joe) Lay and Winifred (Wynne) Kerzan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the 82nd Airborne Division from 1963 to 1966. He was a member of American Legion Post 499. He retired in 2011 as an independent contractor. He was a supporter and advocate for Shepherd's House and all veterans. Surviving is his wife, Sharon Lay; son, Nathan Lay; grandsons, Kadyn and Konnar Lay; brother, Terry Lay; sister, Sue Hablitzel; sister-in-law, Inez (Ney) Lay; two nieces, two nephews, four great-nieces and two great-nephews. He was also preceded in death by sister, Anne Dellinger; and brother, Colin Lay. Memorial visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2019, at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. The family requests casual attire. A celebration of life immediately following at Latchstring Bar & Grill, 3221 N. Clinton St. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Shepherd's House.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Thoughts and prayers for his loved ones and family.
Norman was a great inspiration to many. He will be surely missed.

(I always remember something he said when I was a teenager at a picnic nearly 25 years ago. It is still true today.)

Posted by Emily Entley - Fort Wayne, IN   August 05, 2019

So sorry to hear that Norm passed. I haven't seen him for years but we sure had fun as a teenagers. Him from Avilla and me from Kendallville.

Posted by Rosemary Jones - Auburn, IN - Friend   August 01, 2019

My condolences. The family are in my prayers. Need anything please contact me.

~ Jennifer Duffey

Posted by Jennifer Duffey - Fort Wayne, IN - Family Friend   July 26, 2019


My heart reaches out to the family. He was a good man and a great neighbor. He will be truly missed. Prayers to all.

Posted by Joyce Burgo - fort wayne, IN - Friend   July 26, 2019

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