Elliott Sons Funeral Home

4255 Columbia Road, Martinez, GA


Dr. Jay A. Tomeo

May 22, 1956June 25, 2020

Augusta, GA - Dr. Jay A. Tomeo, 64, passed away at home on Thursday, June 25, 2020, from ALS.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Betty Shelby and Maurice Tomeo. Survivors include his loving wife, Dr. Rebecca Talley; daughter, Lucy Tomeo; brother, Todd Tomeo (Carol); brother, Michael Tomeo; sister, Gail Hill (Owen); nieces and nephews, Sophia and Lauren Tomeo; Nina, Max and Kate Seijn; and Joe Hill; and many extended family and friends.

“Dr. J”, as he was known by his patients, was born in Burbank, CA, the oldest of four children. He grew up on the West Coast, where among other accomplishments, he was the Handball Champion of Los Angeles. After completing medical training in Chicago, he vowed to never be cold again, and moved south, eventually landing in Augusta, where he worked as a family physician for 25 years. Dr. J loved being a doctor and considered his patients part of his family. His patients will remember him for his Star Wars-themed exam rooms and he was known to do minor watch repair during physicals. He accepted many a pound cake for his services over the years. Most of all, Dr. J accepted everyone as they came, with warmth, humor and genuine interest.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Drs. Phillip and Denise Kennedy, Jennifer Agner and Jana Childs for their deep love and care for Jay. A celebration of Dr. Jay’s life and style, complete with blinky lights, light sabers, rockets and dance music will be held at a later date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Dr. Jay A. Tomeo

have a memory or condolence to add?

Angela Waldorf

July 4, 2020

I am so saddened by the news of Dr Jay passing, he was the best Doctor ever. It was really hard when he retired. We had no idea he was ill, but this news was heartbreaking. I genuinely hope he was able to do something’s he enjoyed in life. He was my Doctor for at least 20 years and he was so caring, kind and such a compassionate Dr. and person. He always had time for questions and concerns. My thoughts and prayers are with his Family, Friends and all that knew and loved him. You will be truly missed.
With caring thoughts,
Angela Waldorf

Ronnie Long

July 3, 2020

So sorry to hear about this sad news. Dr.Tomeo was a great person who truly had feelings for his patients. I had been one of his patients since he opened his office in Augusta Ga. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad time. He will be missed very much! Sincerely Ronnie and Janis Long

Bunnie Thomason

July 2, 2020

My memories of him are of him being a real person with his patients. Also my memories are from Rebecca. He was someone to be verynn b proud of. God bless.☹️🙏♥️♥️

Gloria McCladdie

July 1, 2020

Dr. Talley, I extend my sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort.

Carol and Arnold Ridgeway

June 30, 2020

Dr. Tally and Lucy,
Our hearts are breaking for your family! We will continue to pray for y’all.
Hugs and Prayers!

Jane Hutto

June 30, 2020

Dr. Tally and Lucy, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family.

Virginia and Roy Luke

June 30, 2020

My whole family (all ten of us) used him as our doctor. He was a great doctor and more importantly an amazing person. He always took his time with us and showed that he cared about us. It was fun going to office and see what room we would get for our visit. The space memorabilia would be calming and relaxing. I know that a great rocket came to collect him for his final ride into heaven. They are so lucky to have him there. He is missed and will be missed for a long time. Thank you Dr. J for everything you did for my family.

Karen Jones

June 30, 2020

My heart breaks for you, Dr. Talley and Lucy. What a wonderful person he must have been to have touched so many lives in positive ways. He lives on in our hearts. With love, Karen and Caroline

Francis and Lisa Maddox

June 30, 2020

We are so very sorry to see this come to pass. Even though you are mourning this loss, how wonderful that you will focus on celebrating his life . Our thoughts, sincerest condolences and prayers are with you and Lucy.
Frannie and Lisa Maddox

Donna Wagoner

June 30, 2020

Dr. Talley, Lucy and other family and friends I know he will be missed. You all are in my prayers. We appreciate all you do for us.
Brad really liked him, I'm sorry I never got to meet him, but from just what I heard about him, he was a great man.
RIP Dr Tomeo. May God be with you all.
Love Brad and Donna Wagoner