David Lynn “Captain America” Hay, of Conway, S.C., died Sunday (Nov. 26, 2006) at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was born on March 12, 1951, the son of the late Harry “Buck” Hay and Helen Heltzel Hay. He was a member of Real Life Church of Myrtle Beach, an avid biker and member of the Sons of God Motorcycle Club. David graduated from Monongah High School in 1969 and Fairmont State College in 1973. He taught art in Monongah for three years before going into other business ventures and moving to Myrtle Beach in the 1980s. He was a graphic artist and owner of Captains Custom Creations in Conway. Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Teresa Hay of Conway; an aunt, Betty Heltzel of Fairmont; several cousins; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Phyllis Hamer; and graphic artist and business partner, Mark Thorton. A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at Real Life Church with Pastor Frank Policastro officiating. A service bringing closure to David’s life here on earth will be held at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery in the spring. Memorials may be made to Teresa Hay in care of Real Life Church, P.O. Box 723, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578 or a charity of your choice.
Published on December 14, 2006