Bays, Rocky

Rocky S. Bays, 63, of Morenci, Mich., died Aug. 5, 2020, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. 

He was born June 3, 1957, to Sherman and Ruthellen (Bice) Bays.  On July 16, 2016, he married Irene St. Clair, and she survives.  

Rocky spent most of his working career as a journeyman molder at Metalloy Foundry in Hudson, Mich. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, just being outdoors, motorcycles, and all animals.  

In addition to his wife, Rocky is survived by sons Michael (and Nicole) Bays, Larry (and Angie) Gootee, and Michael Gootee; daughter Marie Boelter; grandchildren Matthew, Hayden and Harlee Bays, Bryce, Noah, Aron, Lucas, Marguerite, Haleigh and Kadey Gootee, Brandon Cooper, and Evan and Brendan Mueller; great-grandchildren Destinie and Justin Cooper; and brothers, Rick (and Rose) and Rex (and Judy) Bays. 

He was preceded in death his parents, and sisters Shirley Bates and Betty Werner.

Visitation is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at Eagle-Marry Funeral Home in Morenci. Graveside services will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, with nephew Jason Bryant officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests assistance with funeral expenses via Crowdfunding.