HOLCOMB, Ghay E., 76, of Hilliard, OH, died on Friday, November 2, 2012, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

Born in Tellico Plains, TN to the late Arthur W. and Lola M. Holcomb, Ghay retired from the United Steel Workers of America where he served as an International Representative.

He was a Past-President of the USW Local 5724, President of the Belmont County Chapter of the AFL-CIO Trades and Labor Council, and a Mason with the 597 F.A.&M. From 1973-1978, Ghay worked as an Assistant Chief in the Department of Industrial Relations of OSHA and as a Field Service Manager of the Division of Safety and Hygiene for the Industrial Commission of Ohio.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Phyllis (Holmes) Holcomb; children, Deb (Steve) Parsons, Rick (Karen) Holcomb, and Art (Trish) Holcomb; grand children, Zac (Stephanie), Grant, John (Heather), Claire, and Cassidy; great- grandchildren, Ailee, John William, and Renee; siblings, Gerald (Pearl) Holcomb, Nancy Sellers, and Carol (Joe) Neubert; along with many nieces, nephews cousins, and wonderful friends.

Ghay was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Rogers.

Friends may visit from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home and Crematory, 550 Hill Road North, Pickerington, where a memorial service will follow at 7 p.m.

Online condolences at www.spencefuneralhome.c om.