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Ira Dewayne Kay, affectionately known to those in his life as Dewayne, or 'DK', passed away from this life on March 9, 2022, at the age of 71. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Hubert and Mary Etta Kay on February 22, 1951. Dewayne grew up in Oklahoma City and attended Capitol Hill High School, where he played on the baseball team and lettered in track. He also attended vo-tech while in high school, learning all the ins and outs of the printing industry. DK graduated from Capitol Hill High with the Class of 1969. After graduation, he proudly joined the Air National Guard where he trained to fight aircraft and chemical fires.
From the time he was very young, Dewayne was passionate about making money, always finding clever and creative ways to make a buck. He began his working career as a youngster with a paper route, and as he grew up, he was known for shining shoes anywhere he could set up shop. DK later opened two businesses, Kay's Plumbing, Heating, & Air, and Kay's Kiddie Kampus, a daycare center that he owned and operated with his former wife and high school sweetheart, Cynthia. Dewayne's whole life was a series of accomplishments, and he was constantly working to ensure his family never did without. When he decided to become a licensed Plumbing Contractor, Cynthia fully backed her husband, helping him study for his exams and acting as his biggest supporter. Always a man of deep faith, Dewayne was saved as a young man, and his relationship with Jesus was an important theme throughout his life.
DK's charisma and magnetism were undeniable, and not only did he make friends wherever he went, but his trademark smile also often caught the eye of every female in every room he ever entered – women absolutely adored him. Children loved him too, able to sense his gentle, sweet nature right away. He could come off as quiet and serious and sometimes, even a little intimidating. Even so, his humor endeared him to everyone he met, and his army of friends were a living testament to how loved he was. DK lived hard and loved hard, and he simply liked having a good time. He loved to hang out with his buddies, and was always the life of the party, his one-liners and catch phrases never failing to elicit strings of gut-laughter from everyone in the room. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time, as well as fighting roosters, playing cards, and shooting dice. His family and friends will always remember him as a loving, fun and generous man who was full of life. DK was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. His beautiful presence will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Dewayne was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Etta Kay, his father, Hubert Kay, and one brother, Dwight Kay.
Left behind to cherish his memory are two daughters, Tracy DeAnn Evans and husband Gary of Moore, Oklahoma, and Tanya Lynne Kay of Lane, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Garrett Ray Evans, and Stormy RayAnn Evans; one great-grandson, Memphis Ray Evans; his dear friend and former wife of 25 years, Cynthia Kay of Lane, Oklahoma; his siblings, brother Buck Kay and wife Sandy, and sister Samantha Kay, all of Oklahoma City; along with a host of loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.
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Posted By: Administrator - 03-18-2022
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