Jason “Jay” Wade McElhenney, 52, of Lizella, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Sardis-Heard Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday, August 27, 2021, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Sardis-Heard Barn. Burial will follow the service at Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, 4519 Sardis Church Road, Macon, GA 31216. To honor Jay, the family asks for everyone to wear blue jeans, Harley Davidson t-shirts, or their favorite motorcycle attire.
Jay was born on June 26, 1969, in Warner Robins, Georgia. He worked as a mechanic at Tall Paul’s Campers. Jay was a motorcycle enthusiast and drag racer. He was the epitome of a family man; he adored them all, especially his grandbabies. There was nothing Jay would not do for them. Although he was a hardheaded man, he would give you the shirt off his back. Jay never met a stranger. He could fix anything and many people would come to help for him.
Jay was preceded in death by his father, Sammy Edwin McElhenney; maternal grandparents, Wade and Juanita Jackson; paternal grandparents, Edward C. and Mary Lou Barnes, and Theron Walker McElhenney; niece, Harley Angel McElhenney; brother-in-law and best friend, Matthew Kersey; cousin and best friend, Brian Jackson; and father-in-law, Wade Purvis, Sr.
Jay is survived by his wife of 30 years, Tasha Purvis McElhenney; daughter, Maranda McElhenney (Matthew Adams); son, Tyler McElhenney; grandchildren, Ryder and Riley McElhenney; mother, Aurye Jackson McElhenney; sisters, Wende McDowell (Steven) and Tara Hatten (Shelton); brother, Travis McElhenney; stepbrothers, Rodney and Shea Kent; mother-in-law, Ann Hudgins; sister-in-law, Kathy Purvis; brother-in-law, Wade Purvis, Jr. (Christy); numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews; and a host of friends.
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Sardis-Heard Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6125 Houston Road, Macon, GA 31216 has charge of the arrangements.
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