Jan. 9, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids.
A funeral service celebrating Jay’s life was held Jan. 13 at the Immanuel Baptist Church, Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Dan Wiersema officiating. Private family burial was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce; daughters, Laura (Brad) Klaes of North Liberty and Shelly (Robert Jr.) Thompson of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren; sisters Glenda (George) Giles of Stone Mountain, Ga., Anne (Frank) Farris of Louisville, Ky., Katherine Inglis of Indianapolis, Ind.; Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and cousins.