Robert William Lay, Sr. was born to Gary Wayne Lay and Jacklyn Enos Lay on April 25, 1970 in Russellville, Arkansas. Following the passing of his father Gary, the family moved to California and then Texas where David Samudio, Sr., became his step-dad. Robert was brother to Gary Lay, Patricia Estrada, David Samudio, step-brother to Lori Vasquez, Daniel Samudio, and Samuel Samudio. In his teen years Robert fell in love with Naomi "Mimi" Martinez and though they didn't live all of their lives together, their love was unconditional through the last days of his life. Robert was the proud father to Amanda N. Lay, Robert William Lay, Jr., and Alyssa Lay. Robert's most recent unconditional love was placed in his granddaughter, Harmony Ali Lay. Though he lived a short 48 years he often lived life to the fullest. This included the many spontaneous trips to the lake, river and beach. Robert was called to be a great fisherman and hunter. If he wasn't out on the lake waiting for the reds to run, he was out chasing sunrises and sunsets. He did this through his love of motorcycles. If it was with his brothers of yellow and black, his son Billy, or even a solo ride, Robert loved to experience the open rode and freedom that his Harley brought to him. His most recent ride came to an end on November 4th, 2018 where he was surrounded by his family as he passed from this world and entered the gates of Heaven to be with his father, Gary Wayne Lay, Sr. On this day he expressed "today is a good day", and so when we celebrate the life of Robert "Wedo" Lay we will too say "today is a good day" Robert leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Jacklyn Enos; children, Amanda Lay, Robert Lay, Jr. (Priscilla )and Alyssa Lay; siblings, Gary, Lay, Patricia Estrada, David Samiudo, Lori Vasquez, Daniel Samudio and Samuel Samudio; granchild, Harmony Lay, the love of his life, Naomi Martinez along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

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  1. We love and miss you so much grandpa. Everytime I’m holding baby Harmony I’m always saying how much grandpa loves her and will be watching after her. Cant wait to see you again!

  2. Robert, you surely will be missed but not forgotten. Lots of memories growing up across the street from you and your family. Hearing you revving up motorcycles all night long, watching you play basketball. Good times, see you soon my friend!

  3. Orale Wedo …. Wow Lil Brother I Cant imagine the Short and Painful Fight you had With that Monster Called Cancer …..But Brother To know Your not in Pain anymore is My Relief ..Hope you met up with this Man I Call friend Jesus …Our last Coversation was the most powerful as knowing it could be our Last ! I felt it Lil Nephew and hope you save me a Spot to park my Bike next to yours. In that Great Big Mansion that our Lord has Prepared for us in the sky…..Bout 45 years of being around you Im so sorry I cant be there Today …..My Prayer is for Unity in The Family Today and That God will see Comforting ,Strength And Healing In the Family ……Lil Brother I Will Always Love you …Today I will be Lighting 1 at 1 p.m. for you ! Ruben Samudio & Family, West Jefferson , North Carolina

  4. I wish I had words to lighten your agony but sometimes words are just not enough. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. I pray you are peace and are not in pain anymore primo. It’s been a long time since I have seen you but I still remember your smile and laugh. Stay cool brother !!!!!

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