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James Albert Bay, 68, lost his battle with cancer and heart disease on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Allegan County Medical Care Facility.
 
The eldest of seven children to Albert and Muriel Doris (Warner) Bay, James was born December 30, 1949 in Somerville, New Jersey.
 
He joined the Navy in 1969 and exited in 1973. James was stationed at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, where he was a Marine Mechanic. He then relocated to Allegan for the remainder of his life serving as a Sheriff’s Deputy for Allegan until his retirement.
 
James enjoyed collecting guns, perfecting his aim, and lake fishing.
 
He was preceded in death his father Albert Bay; brothers, John Bay and Skip Bay. Surviving are his mother, Muriel Doris; his children, Zechariah & wife Suzann Bay, Anna & husband Aaron Smith, and Nickolas Bay; grandchildren, Jason Smith and Alexander Bay; sister, Sueann Bay; brothers, Richard Bay, Warner Bay, and David Bay; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.
 
Honoring his wishes cremation will take place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign James’ online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. Exclusive provider of Veterans Funeral Care. 

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  1. Greg Adams on August 16, 2018 at 9:00 am

    I had been trying to get back in touch with Jim earlier this year and couldn’t find a phone number. I was going to send a letter but I waited too long. I’m so sorry. Sending my thoughts, prayers, and condolences to his family and friends. Jim – I miss you, my friend. I wish I hadn’t waited too long to get back in touch.



  2. David bay on August 25, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Jim I love and miss you already i miss watching you when you played in the band and all the fun we had on the uus Bowen in the navy.thank you for everything.for ever and ever.ill be seeing you again.love david



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