Jay Robin Waters

December 18, 1954October 25, 2020

Jay Robin Waters, 65, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020

Jay worked as a foreman until his retirement at Yerbey Concrete. He loved camping , four wheeling, fishing, and spending time with his dog, Sassy, and all of his family.

Jay was preceded in death by his mother Susie Redd; brother George McKinney. Jay is survived by is daughters Gena ( David) Bagwell and Vicky Waters; granddaughter Courtney ( Andrew) Thompson; grandsons Jay Hill, Dekcon Waters, Cayden Smith, Ethen Smith and Skyler Smith. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.

A Celebration of Life will be held November 21st @ 1 pm. Service location to be announced later. In lieu of flowers donations in his name to American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin -Strickland Chapel, 1724 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37404, 423-265-4414. Please visit our website to share your memories:



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Diane Henry

October 31, 2020

We met in 1973 and became friends.... we would go for years and not see each other... but when we ran into each other , it was like we had seen each other the day before.
Thank you for years of friendship and memories that I will always treasure

Gena Bagwell

October 29, 2020

Where do I start??? You were my rock and was always there whenever I needed you. I miss you so much Dad! I am so lucky and honored to be your first and oldest daughter. Everyone says how proud of me you were but i was the proud one....Proud of just the fact that you were my Dad and loved me unconditionally. We spent a lot of time together and made many memories but I still feel like I didn't have enough of time with you. Not sure how to go on without you because I've never known life without you in it. I hope this hurt in my heart lessens soon. I have never felt hurt like this before and losing you has been the worst thing ever! I will forever look forward to seeing you and your smile and hearing your voice again. Til then, I love you and I will always honor your life and memory everyday until I take my last breath. Love you very much, Gena

Jocelyn Crabtree

October 28, 2020

We will miss you Jay we always looked forward to seeing you come in and get your coffee and your burger for your puppy I didn't get to see you much after I left shallowford rd but you will be missed by so many you brung light to our day !

Courtney Thompson

October 28, 2020

Papaw, how I so wish you were here! I’ll never forget the time we went to a flea market and you bought me my bunny, Bunster. I also remember the time we went 4wheeling and you asked me which trail to go on (I was like 10). You went on the one I said and we ended up on our side haha! Then you said it was my fault every time we talked about it after that. It was your fault by the way haha. Or my favorite recent memory is when you were in the hospital in Hixson and I came to visit you. Every single person who came into your room you had to tell them that I was your granddaughter and that I was a teacher. This is my first birthday without you. I will so miss your birthday call to me this year and just hearing your voice! I miss you so much and I look for you everywhere. I couldn’t have asked for a better papaw. I can’t wait to see you again! I love you, papaw!

Tina Price

October 27, 2020

I will cherish and love you for the rest of my life. You was a wonderful Uncle, great man with a big heart and a love for your family that showed by how much you cared, loved, gave, and always thought of others before yourself. I love your smile and always thought you favored Bert Reynolds. You always was a great example to me of a hard working, devoted Daddy and a Family man. Thank you for the beautiful memories.

Annette Mayfield

October 27, 2020

Robin was always smiling. Growing up I thought Robin was the cutest thing and I had a big cousin crush. One day many years had passed and we both got older than dirt, I finally told him. Robin just smiled and told me he knew that. I will truly miss you Robin. Love You Always,


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