Clois Jay, 87, of Orange, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Monday, Dec. 21, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. David Jay of County Line Baptist Church in Union, Ms. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 pm, Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Rosehill, Ms., April 21, 1928, Clois was the son of R.M. Jay and Ninie (Walker) Jay. He was a business agent for Carpenter’s Local 2007 for many years and also a member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. Clois loved the outdoors, and he especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Clois is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Anita Jay and his brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his brothers, W.F. Jay and Douglas Jay, both of Newton, Ms; children, Greg Jay, Donnie Jay and wife Pat, Joey Jay and wife Nikki, and Gayla Jay, all of Orange; grandchildren, Jill Jay, Jennifer Chitty, Cory Jay, Sam Dougharty and wife Lacey, Mandy Jay, Justin Dougharty and wife Dalana, Christen Trahan and husband Brandon, Shai Greer, Chelsea Greer, Jessica Jay and Josie Jay and his great grandchildren, Skyler, Slayde, Ailee, Laikyn, Baylee, Hannah, Mason, Cameron, Zane, Cayse, Makayla, Brandon, Weston, Stevie and Danny.
Serving as pallbearers will be Cory Jay, Justin Dougharty, Sam Dougharty, Skyler Scott, Slayde Jay and Danny Brister. Honorary pallbearer will be Wayne McDonald.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Little Cypress Baptist Church Building Fund, 3274 Little Cypress Dr., Orange, TX 77632.