Jay R. Wills

March 28, 2020

May 24, 1951-March 28, 2020

Jay R. Wills passed away after a short illness on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 in Memphis, TN.

Jay was one of six boys born in Frankfort, Indiana to Barbara and James, and followed his father’s and grandfather’s path in becoming a master carpenter. He dedicated his life to being a fixer and loved to build things, be it custom, commercial or residential construction, friendships, laughter, or solutions.  He excelled in the car sales field, winning multiple awards. Jay proposed to Jerri on their first date. They were married December 20, 1982 and enjoyed 37 years together.


Visitation and Services

Per Jay’s wishes he was cremated, and a private family memorial will be held at a later date. Those wishing to send condolences can send those to The Wills Family, 5924 Cottage Hill Drive, Millington, TN 38053.

Survived by:

Jay is survived by Jerri, their two daughters, Kelly & Stephanie (Lindsey), his son from a previous marriage, Jason, his mother, Barbara Hubeli, his brothers, Richard (Janis), Marty, and Roger, and his grandson Chandler, who was the greatest joy in his life.


Leave your Condolences

10 Condolences for “Jay R. Wills”

  1. Marshall P Miner April 10, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    RIP Jay… Thanks for all your help over the years. I have your work on my walls. My condolences to the Wills family, From Pacer games to Cubs games we saw some crazy stuff.
    Sincerely Marshall

  2. Andrea Paulos April 10, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Jay was such a sweet, gentle man, one of our favorite memories was of him sharing his favorite Memphis rub for BBQ. Heartfelt condolences to Jerri and the girls. May your memories find you peace.

  3. Linda Benge April 10, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Barb Fausett April 11, 2020 at 6:57 am

    Roger, we are sorry to see you have lost a brother. Our prayers for peace & comfort in your times of grief. God bless you & the family. Barb & Wayne Fausett.

  5. Ron Rudd April 11, 2020 at 8:28 am

    I will always remember when Jay worked with Dad- Ray Rudd – Never a dull moment. Some very good times where had. Prayers for the family.

  6. Toby Leach April 11, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Sorry to hear this, prayers.

  7. Adam Kirby April 13, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Barbara, very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in your time of need and beyond.

  8. Darrell Hunt April 13, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Prayers for the family. I went to school with Jay and he was always having fun. That’s the way I remember him. God bless him, and God be with the family. I knew Dick and Roger too so sorry for the loss of your brother.

  9. Linda Dean April 13, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers to the family. Will always remember all the good times we had in school, I know you have a smile on your face, RIP Jay

  10. Jim Preston March 31, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Well its March again and place not same without you. Miss those beer and food runs we had at the Sidecar. Place re-opened but can’t seem to go in anymore. Jerri is doing good and girls are taking care of her. You would be proud. Chandler is growing like a weed. Take care buddy and have a shot of “Hot Dam” for me.

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