Zechar Bailey Funeral Home

1499 N Broadway PO Box 337, Greenville, OH


Billy E Jay

May 10, 1925June 14, 2020

Billy E. Jay age 95, of Greenville passed away at 9:15 PM on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Village Green Assisted Living in Greenville. Billy was born May 10, 1925, in Darke County to the late Otho Adrian & Ethel Mae (Baumgardner) Jay. In addition to his parents, Billy was also preceded in death by his brothers, Lloyd Jay, Raymond Jay and Carl Gene Jay; sister, Betty Weider; brothers-in-law, Bill Warner, Paul Weider, Fred Miller, Paul Markland and Donald Miller; and sister-in-law, Edna Miller. Billy is survived by his wife, Mary E. (Miller) Jay; sons & daughters-in-law, Beverly & Lynn Jay of Arcanum and Gilbert & Diane Jay of Arcanum; grandchildren, Tanya (Jay) & Blain Coby of Greenville, Daron & Tina Jay of Delaware, Ohio and Todd R. Jay of Lewis Center; great-grandchildren, Gabriela Jay, Jayla Coby and Marcos Jay; brother, Gary Jay of Greenville; sister, Evelyn Warner of Vickery, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Doris Miller of Missouri, Norma Jay of Troy and Treva Markland of Greenville; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Billy served in the U.S. Army during WWII stationed in the Philippines. He retired from Champion International Paper Company in Troy with over 35 years of service. He farmed in his younger years while at home. Billy enjoyed carpentry, cars, sports, working in his lawn, John Deere Tractors and spending time with his grandchildren. A private service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care in Billy’s memory.


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Larry & Darlene Smith

June 17, 2020

🦋 Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family.
We will all truly miss Bill he was such a sweet and caring man.
I will always remember that smile of his.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Our Love,
Larry & Darlene Smith

William Russell

June 17, 2020

Billy E Jay Family & Friends.
I worked with Bill many years ago, he had a photographic memory on many subjects along with his many talents and skills. Bill,Mary my wife Darlene and I (Bill) would get together every month for dinner somewhere. We always finished with some of Mary's wonderful apple pie and Ice cream. Bill / Mary did so many things for a lot of folks over the years. So now we all have a lot of memories of Bill to enjoy. Now God has another Great Angel to carry on in heaven.
William / Darlene Russell

Carolyn Davis

June 16, 2020

Sarina, Carli, and I always enjoyed spending time with Uncle Bill and Aunt Mary Esther. They are both very special people to us. We will miss Bill very much.