Kay E. Essex , 81, of Westfield, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021 at Copper Trace in Westfield. He was born on October 21, 1939 to John and Wanda (Newby) Essex in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Kay managed Thrif-T Building Supplies in Westfield and retired from Keever's Hardware. He also worked at Camp Nothingmuchere. He was a member of Hortonville United Methodist Church and the Central Indiana Antique Tractor & Engine Association. Kay enjoyed woodcrafting and camping.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marlene (Mundy) Essex; children, Dixie Essex, Bryan (Randie) Essex, and Doug (Jenny) Essex; sister, Charlene Cannaday; brothers, Kurt C. (Janis) Essex, and Kent T. Essex; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Dale Cannaday.
Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, in Noblesville. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 16, 2021 at the funeral home, with Pastor Don Jennings II and Pastor Pete O'Hara officiating. Burial will follow at Eagle Creek Cemetery in Westfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD, 20852.