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Guy Richard Bays

December 18, 1955 — November 19, 2021

Guy Richard Bays, 65, of Rochelle, IL passed away on November 19, 2021. Guy was born on December 18, 1955 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma to Oliver and Beula (Strom) Bays. He grew up as a military brat. He went to four different high schools, even overseas in Germany. He graduated in 1974 from Burguss High School in El Paso, TX. He went on to serve with the U.S. Army as a Sergeant. He worked for 25 years with Northern Illinois University. He served as Commander for Eastern Ogle-Lee Honor Guard and also had served as commander of Rochelle VFW Post 3878. Guy married Kathy Smith on May 5, 1984 in Creston, IL. He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and especially enjoyed spending time with his family. Guy is survived by his wife, Kathy; 2 children, Tonia (Gerardo) Bonilla of Rochelle, IL and Shane (Jessica) Bays of Rochelle, IL; 2 brothers, Mark (Deb) Bays of Oklahoma City, OK and Clay (Linda) Bays of San Diego, CA; 7 grandchildren, Kelsey, Brayen, Reiley, Alessandra, Emma, Leah and Brantley;As well as 1 great grandchild, Madani. Memorial Visitation with a Celebration of Life and Military Honors will be celebrated on Friday, November 26, 2021 at the Rochelle V.F.W. Post 3878 318 4th Ave. Rochelle, IL from 12:00 pm. Till 4:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral home, 704 N. 6th Street Rochelle, IL. Online condolences may be made at www.beveragelyonsfamilyfh.com
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Friday, November 26, 2021

12:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Rochelle VFW Post 3878

318 4th Ave, Rochelle, IL 61068

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