Tommy Leon Jay, 74, of Park City, retired construction and heavy equipment operator, passed away Friday (Dec. 26, 2008).

Viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita.


Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Mortuary.


Tommy Leon Jay, 74, of Park City, retired construction and heavy equipment operator, passed away Friday (Dec. 26, 2008).

Tommy was born Oct. 1, 1934, in Lamar, Okla., and spent most of his early life in Holdenville, Okla.

His great loves were his family, dog Buster and Oreo his cat, equally as well the great state of Oklahoma. He also enjoyed hanging with his friends at Little Joe’s Car Wash.

Thank you to the staff at Lakepoint Skilled Nursing Center and Via Christi Hospitals.

Survivors include the mother of his children, Pauline Jay of Newton; children and spouses, Carol (Dick) Chance, Patricia (Thomas) Beason and Tommy Dean Jay, all of Wichita, Jeanette (Robert) Sanchez of Newton, Julie (Arlo) Becker of Halstead, and Terri Jay of Shawnee, Okla.; 11 grandchildren, Marti Nailon, Teresa Jay, Danny Sanchez, Crystal Sanchez, Shalan Becker, Amber Becker and Larissa Becker, Corey Jay, Tawny Jay and Travis Embree; 22 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Minnie Stanfield of Henrietta, Okla., Corey Mooney, Harold Jay and Ocie Jay, all of Holdenville, Okla., and Burl Jay of Seminole, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Lela Jay; grandchild, TJ Hernandez; and siblings, Connie Emverson of Newton, Jobie Jay, Ruby Whitfield and Velva Waggoner of Moore, Okla.

Viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family has established memorials to Harry Hynes Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202, and Kansas Humane Society, 4218 Southeast Boulevard, Wichita, KS 67210.