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OBITUARY

Daniel Jay Foshee

July 24, 1973March 21, 2020

Daniel Jay Foshee, 46, of Bartlett, Tennessee, died on March 21, 2020. He is survived by his wife Susan, his daughters Cordie Mae and Callie Jayne, his mother Sue Foshee, and his brother Cary Foshee. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Foshee.

Jay was a devoted husband and father to his wife of ten years, Susan, and to his two girls, Cordie and Callie. Jay’s biggest joy in life was his role of husband and father. Jay met the love of his life on May 19, 2007. He planned a magical marriage proposal at the Collierville Town Square for the evening that he finished his first semester of nursing school on December 12, 2008. Susan and Jay were married on June 12, 2009 in the midst of a tornado because nothing could keep the two of them apart. The next year they welcomed Cordie to their family, and two years later the birth of Callie completed their family.

In 2008, Jay made a life-changing decision to become a nurse. He graduated in April 2012 from Baptist College of Health Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In his 8 years of being a nurse, he worked on the CardioVascular Step Down unit of Baptist East and Methodist North Hospitals. While employed at Baptist, he was nominated for the Service First Award.

Jay was a master builder. He could make or build anything. Woodworking was his favorite hobby. He was known for handcrafting Christmas gifts for friends and coworkers. He also enjoyed doing home projects and helping others with their home projects.

To know Jay was to love Jay. He was one of the kindest and most loyal guys you could ever meet. He would drop anything he was doing if he felt like he could lend a hand to a friend in need. He would laugh with you, cry with you, and make you laugh until you cried. He had an infectious personality and could fit into any group. He will be missed by countless friends and coworkers.

Because of safety concerns in our current times, a graveside service will take place this week for immediate family only. A large celebration of life is planned for what would be his birthday on July 24th so that all of his family and friends can celebrate and remember his life.

  • FAMILY

  • Susan, Wife
  • Cordie Mae, Daughter
  • Callie Jayne, Daughter
  • Sue Foshee, Mother
  • Cary Foshee, Brother
  • Donald Foshee, Father (deceased)

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Molly Malcom

March 27, 2020

Jay was awesome! I worked with him during my first ever nursing job over on 2west at baptist. I absolutely loved my shifts with him!Anytime there was something new or some interesting procedure I hadn’t seen he’d make sure I was present to get experience. I’ll never forget he was the first to teach me about chest tubes :)! Jay was a great nurse and a great friend and the world has truly suffered a loss.

Donald Hawkins

March 26, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you, Don Hawkins, Sue's cousin.

Jacquelym Lancaster

March 25, 2020

I worked with Jay Foshee at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was a true gentleman and wonderful co-worker. He ABSOLUTELY LOVED his family. He would talk about all the different projects he did and made. I used to tell Jay, why couldn't I have found someone that was great with woodworking!! He will be truly missed. Continued prayer for his wife and daughters.

Genell Holloway

March 25, 2020

Susan. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad time. We love you!!
Genell and Larry Holloway

Gail Starnesstarnes

March 25, 2020

Jay was loved by all that knew him, a loving son, husband, and Father to his beautiful young daughters. He gave a loving tribute to his Dad when he died, and was so kind and loving to his mom and everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, and I know Jay is enjoying splendors of Heaven and time with his Savior. We will miss him.

Gloria Killeen

March 25, 2020

Susan and I had a science class together at Harding toward the end of my time there. I needed a roommate for my semester or two. She did too and so we lived together briefly but intimately as most college roommates tend to do. I even stayed with her at her parents home for a school break. We were both Education majors. She was in our wedding and then life happened. We lost track of each other for a while until FB was born.
I was blessed to watch her and Jays live story unfold via social media. We finally met Jay one weekend trip to Memphis not too long after they married. I think Cordie has been born. I was impressed with Jay and thankful that Susan had found a man who lived her deeply!
Susan, I know this is extraordinarily hard! I will keep sending my love and care and wish this life trial wasn’t happening for you! Hugs in the only way we can offer in the moment!! Love the blood donation idea!! He sounded like an amazing husband, father, nurse, and servant!

Cary Pleasant

March 25, 2020

I am friends with Susan so my interactions with Jay were through her. I remember every Saturday he would take the girls to the Home Depot clinic for kids so they could build a project themself. He was always willing to help anyone at anytime. When I went in the hospital he came in and spoke to me and was assigned to be one of my nurses. However, Jay made sure anything personal was handled by someone else because he knew me. That’s a gift he gave me that I never knew until after he died. I never had the chance to tell him how much I respected his professionalism and consideration. Jay’s children and wife adored him and he adored his wife and children. Every time I went over there he was like the energizer bunny working on project after project. He was a good man, caring nurse, great father, loving husband and an admirable human being. He will be missed.

Keith Milford

March 25, 2020

The picture above of Jay smiling really sums up who this great guy was. And it’s so true, “To know Jay was to love Jay.” Any time I see a dinosaur or hear the ominous sound of footsteps of an approaching T-Rex on a Jurassic Park movie, I think of Jay. We saw almost all of those movies together, some multiple times. We took my Mom and her sister from CA to the first Jurassic Park and it was so funny watching Jay explain what was going on to… I’ll just say... those somewhat more mature and un-initiated in dinosaur culture.

Back in 1992, he was my Vice Supreme Ruler of the World running mate as we tried to conquer the globe for its own good. We only got one vote.

I loved this guy. He was one of the best.

Kay Wood

March 25, 2020

I just don’t have the words!When my Aunt Fay passed I had the pleasure of talking to Jay. We had a lot in common, I worked for Cardiologists and he was in that field also. He was so outgoing I couldn’t help but think “wow”, he has a wonderful personality. We don’t always understand GOD’s plan but can only trust HIM in getting us through . Love and prayers .Kay ( Sue’s cousin)

Connie Simpsom

March 25, 2020

I went to nursing school with Jay. He made the grueling classes a little lighter and funnier. He was such a bright light and was always smiling and cracking jokes. I don’t think I ever saw him in a bad mood. He and I, along with another student, were in a group together for our community health project. This was an experience I’ll never forget. He had a way of making people happier and I’m sure that made him a great nurse too.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Daniel Jay Foshee, 46, of Bartlett, Tennessee, died on March 21, 2020. He is survived by his wife Susan, his daughters Cordie Mae and Callie Jayne, his mother Sue Foshee, and his brother Cary Foshee. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Foshee.

Jay was a devoted husband and father to his wife of ten years, Susan, and to his two girls, Cordie and Callie. Jay’s biggest joy in life was his role of husband and father. Jay met the love of his life on May 19, 2007. He planned a magical marriage proposal at the Collierville Town Square for the evening that he finished his first semester of nursing school on December 12, 2008. Susan and Jay were married on June 12, 2009 in the midst of a tornado because nothing could keep the two of them apart. The next year they welcomed Cordie to their family, and two years later the birth of Callie completed their family.

In 2008, Jay made a life-changing decision to become a nurse. He graduated in April 2012 from Baptist College of Health Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In his 8 years of being a nurse, he worked on the CardioVascular Step Down unit of Baptist East and Methodist North Hospitals. While employed at Baptist, he was nominated for the Service First Award.

Jay was a master builder. He could make or build anything. Woodworking was his favorite hobby. He was known for handcrafting Christmas gifts for friends and coworkers. He also enjoyed doing home projects and helping others with their home projects.

To know Jay was to love Jay. He was one of the kindest and most loyal guys you could ever meet. He would drop anything he was doing if he felt like he could lend a hand to a friend in need. He would laugh with you, cry with you, and make you laugh until you cried. He had an infectious personality and could fit into any group. He will be missed by countless friends and coworkers.

Because of safety concerns in our current times, a graveside service will take place this week for immediate family only. A large celebration of life is planned for what would be his birthday on July 24th so that all of his family and friends can celebrate and remember his life.