Calvin E. Jay

Published 9:45 am Thursday, September 8, 2022

Mr. Calvin Eugene Jay, 76, of Rocky Hill, passed from this life to his eternal home on Sat., Sept. 3, 2022 at USA Medical Center in Mobile.

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He was married to Elaine Moody for 52 years. He was a resident of Uriah, Rocky Hill Community.

He retired from Hendrix Tractor Co. and was a skilled machinist. He was a hard worker and helped many farmers with their equipment.

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He served in the United States Army for six years. He enjoyed hunting, raising cattle, and gardening and shared what he grew. He was a family person, and loved his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Doris Jay of Uriah; and two brothers, Gerald Jay and Dale Jay. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Jay of Rocky Hill; his son, Wayne Jay and wife, Kendall of Excel; his daughter, Loretta Sue “Sissy” Reed of Uriah; granddaughters, April Reed, Hollie (Daniel) Lambert and Aeriel Fitzhugh; grandson, Jonathan Fitzhugh; two brothers, Philip Jay and wife, Brenda “Coot” of Chrysler and Donald “Dink” Jay and wife, Ellen of Uriah; one sister, Cornelia “Tootsie” Presley of Mexboro; and his big black dog, Leroy.

Funeral services were held on Wed., Sept. 7, 2022 at Monroe Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne McMillian and the Rev. Buddy Williams officiating. Burial followed in Rocky Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Jay, Jonathan Fitzhugh, Keith Turberville, Daniel Jay, Bo Johnson, and Roger Jay. Honorary pallbearers were John Johnson, Bobo Jay, Keith Bailey, Vince Jay, Buster Reeves, Jody Bailey and Mike Jay.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to farming charities such as Farm Aid at farmaid.org or FFA of Monroe County, Region 6, PO Box 302101, Montgomery, AL  36130-2101.

Please share your condolences online by signing Mr. Jay’s guest book.