Harry Jay DeBolt, 84, passed August 12, 2019 from Leukemia. Jay was born April 21, 1935 in Uniontown, PA, the son of Harry DeBolt and Margaret (Dull) DeBolt. His sister Diane and brother-in-law Jack Marshall preceded him in death.
Jay is survived by his wife of 40 years, Beverly (Regula) DeBolt, daughter Sherry Clayton, grandson Scott (Kelly) Clayton, and great-grandson John Clayton, as well as loving in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of lifelong friends.
Jay grew up in and around Pittsburgh, PA, a lifelong Steelers fan. He graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, where he played football and ran track. His athletic prowess was recognized by his school when he was inaugurated in the Titan Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. He worked for 35 years for the JCPenney Company, in Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, and served a long career in the U.S. Army Reserve. He retired to Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms, SC in 1995 before he relocated to Ponte Vedra Beach in 2000, playing golf every chance, he could. Social by nature, he enjoyed talking to everyone and sharing his passions of football and golf. He especially loved walking his dogs and greeting all of his neighbors.
Jay belonged to Palms Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville Beach, and Marsh Landing Country Club, Ponte Vedra Beach.
The Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 6th at Palms Presbyterian Church, 3410 3rd St. S., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, followed by a reception at Marsh Landing Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wish For Our Heroes, www.wishforourheroes.org (North Florida) and K9’s for Warriors, www.k9sforwarriors.org .