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Mr. Dexter Lamar Lay was born August 25, 1970, to the parentage of Mr. Stanley Lay, Sr., and the late Mrs. Sallie Mae Vaughn. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. Dexter had several jobs throughout his life, but his pride and joy was when he received his Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). After receiving his CDL, Dexter joined the Tennessee Trucking Company. His hobbies include coaching “little league” football, shing, and spending quality time with his family.
Dexter was preceded in death by a sister, Angel Stegall; stepmom, Gwendolyn Rosser; and mother-in-law, Catherine Dobbins.
He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Melissa A. Lay of Gadsden, AL; sons, Trendtavius Lay of Atlanta, GA, and Rechard, Orlander, and Kenneth Dobbins of Gadsden,AL; grandchildren, Brylan Walton, Zariya Sandridge, and Kylie Dobbins, all of Gadsden, AL; parents, Stanley (Wendy) Lay, Sr., of Carrollton, GA, and Diane Lay of Atlanta, GA; siblings, Nekita Lay, Stanley Lay, Jr., Jackie Lay, Esther (Robert) of Atlanta; Marke (Kathy) Lay of Atlanta, GA, and father-in-law, Willie Dobbins Jr., of Gadsden, AL; in-laws, Lashonda Dobbins of Gadsden, AL, Anthony, Timothy (Norma), Andre (Betti), and Rodney (Sharmaine) Dobbins, of Gadsden, Tamika Washington, and Angelica Leach of Gadsden, AL, Abdul, and Shelton Calloway of Gadsden, AL; aunts/uncles, Octavia Cooper of Atlanta, GA, Tammy Long of Carrollton, GA; Gail Lay, and Betty Mitchell of Atlanta, GA, Leon Lay, Matthew Lay, Matthew Lay, Bernard, Willie McKinney, and Gary Garrett of Dayton, OH; a special friend, Breana Marcus ;and a host of other relatives.