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Jay Folladori

November 1, 1953 — July 8, 2023

Ponte Vedra Beach

Jay Folladori, 69, of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2023, after a long hard-fought battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving wife and his children who admired him so. Joseph, fondly known as Jay, was born to Joseph Folladori and Sarah Hamilton on November 1, 1953, in Atlanta, Georgia, but called Memphis, Tennessee home.

Jay graduated from the University of Arkansas and was a loyal Razorback fan. He spent his career in Transportation Logistics Management. Jay was a dedicated leader to his staff with titles ranging from Operations Manager to Vice President of different divisions at Landstar, to his last title of President of Bennett Motors Express. He received many management achievement awards and was part of multiple associations. Jay was especially active in the Specialized Carriers & Riggers Association, serving as Chairman and as a member of the Board of Directors.

Jay was a sports enthusiast playing baseball and football in his adolescence. In adulthood, he fell in love with golf and enjoyed playing some of the most prestigious courses in the country. Jay had a beaming smile that warmed everyone’s heart he encountered. He was charismatic, intelligent, witty, giving, and compassionate with a love for life. He mentored many and was always willing to lend a listening ear.

Jay is survived by his devoted wife Linda; children, Jason and Lindsey; and grandchildren JD and Leo. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Marc and Mary, and their children from Houston, Texas; cousins in Memphis, TN; many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews in Northwest Arkansas.  He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Sarah.

 A Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, July 23, 2023, in the chapel of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., the following day, Monday, July 24, 2023, in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 545 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. There will be a reception following the Mass at Vernon's Kitchen, inside the Sawgrass Marriott, 1000 Tournament Players Club Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach.

 In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to MD Anderson Cancer Research in honor/ in memory of Jay Folladori. https://gifts.mdanderson.org/default.aspx?tsid=10503

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Sunday, July 23, 2023

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Monday, July 24, 2023

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Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church

545 A1A N, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

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