James R. Kay, 69, of Decatur, formerly of Benton Harbor, died unexpectedly Nov. 12, 2020, at his home.

Jim was born Jan. 16, 1951, to Robert F. and Virginia (Null) Kay in Benton Harbor. He attended Benton Harbor schools, graduating from Benton Harbor High School in 1969. While attending BHHS, Jim was a member of the golf team and the Benton Harbor band. He was particularly proud of his participation in the marching band, becoming drum major his senior year. After graduating from BHHS, Jim attended Michigan State University.