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Guestbook for Jay Pierce

Friends & Relatives

Lindsey I’m truly at a loss for words. While my heart breaks for you and the entire Pierce family I take great comfort knowing Jay is at Peace with our Father, Lord. God Bless you all, Cubby.

Fieldin Culbreth

A dear friend gone too soon.

Rusty, Karen, Rosemary and Thomas Griffin

Our deepest sympathies go to Jay's wife and family. He was my mentor and he made a permanent mark in my life. I would not be an umpire today if not for Jay. Go rest high my brother, your work on earth is done.

Justin Shorter and Family

Jay, you are a great instructor, but an even better person. I love how to taught, your humor, and candor. What I really will miss most, is how you never yelled at us, you just spoke loud enough so that everyone could hear. You will truly be missed by many. Rest easy my friend.

Ron Dean

My prayers and condolences to the Pierce family. May God keep and cover you during this difficult time.

Ken Fitts

What a loss. Jay was an incredible umpire, teacher, and mentor. I will miss his great wisdom. Prayers for Lindsey and the rest of the family.

Brian Henry

Lindsey, Shyrel, and family, I do not have words that can describe my feelings of sadness by the loss of life of one that loved and lived life in such an amazing way. No doubt, you all know first hand what a terrific person, Jay was. You all have been and will continue to be in my loving thoughts and prayers as you struggle daily, May all your precious memories, that are forever etched in your hearts, somehow bring you comfort and peace. RIP, Jay

Pat Bailey

Thank you for all of your umpiring wisdom and the many laughs and smiles you helped create. You helped shape me into the umpire that I am today. You will be deeply missed. My prayers and thoughts are with Lindsey and Jay’s family.

Justin Hopkins

We are so saddened to learn of Jay’s passing! Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers!

Ben & Ann Key

From the first time I met Shyrel’s son Jay, it was like he had known me for a lifetime. Jay was just that kind of person to everybody he came in contact with. Our lives are all better for knowing Jay and a lot sadder for seeing him go. My heart goes out to all the family. He will be greatly missed.
Cindy Haddon

Cindy Haddon

I only met Jay once at Dozer Park (Peoria, IL - Midwest League) but he made a great impression on me…so much so, I told my son Aaron about him and he connected with Jay and interviewed him on his podcast. I’m so glad in my lifetime to have met Jay! RIP

Paul Gierhart

I will always remember the 18 year old student at Young Harris College getting assigned a music teacher as an advisor. Our first conversation about what he wanted to do after college. He said, I want to be an Umpire.” I said, OK, how are we going to do this.? “ it was the beginning of a wonderful friendship. I learned a lot about a profession that Jay had an enormous passion to share.
I had several opportunities to watch him work. I remember how excited he was to introduce us to Lindsey. He was special. I will cherish my memories forever.

Elizabeth Brackin

Jay had a heart of gold. We are going to miss him.

Connie Bentley

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Keith & Kathy Glass

The world has lost an amazing man, and Heaven has a new angel.
I only meant Jay briefly, on a couple of occasions. I would loved to have known him better. God Bless and comfort those who love him. He is watching over you, by God’s side.

Karen Karstrom

So sorry for your loss.

Tyrone & Clarise Carrell

I am truly saddened by the passing of Jay. I have such fond memories of his childhood. He had an amazing personality and smile like no other!
Our Dad’s (Dan Pierce & Mitch Jordan) were the best of friends when growing up and I know they are all together now in heaven reminiscing of such wonderful memories from the days gone by.
Rest easy Jay! 🤍

Lindsey, I can’t imagine loosing a spouse, I pray comfort over you, that can only come from our God above!
Sheryl, Ken, Megan, and your dear family, you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers as you face the days ahead!
Love to all! ❤️

Sherrie Farmer

I am truly saddened by the passing of Jay. I have such fond memories of his childhood. He had an amazing personality and smile like no other!
Our Dad’s (Dan Pierce & Mitch Jordan) were the best of friends when growing up and I know they are all together now in heaven reminiscing of such wonderful memories from the days gone by.
Rest easy Jay! 🤍

Lindsey, I can’t imagine loosing a spouse, I pray comfort over you, that can only come from our God above!
Sheryl, Ken, Megan, and your dear family, you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers as you face the days ahead!
Love to all! ❤️

Sherrie Farmer

Jay was a “genuine” friend to all he met at Young Harris College. He was always happy and continually recognized the positives: encouraging others came natural to him. Jay had a contagious smile and laugh that immediately put others at ease. I joined Jay and other friends at Country Cottage a few times for meals. I’ll cherish those memories and his friendship. Love and prayers to his family♥️

Karen Williams

Loved getting to know you and spending our winters down in Daytona! Love you mean it.

Erich Bacchus

The world has lost one of the truly great guys. Rest In Peace Jay, and know that you meant so much to so many people. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and all of your extended baseball family.

Donald Moore

My heart breaks at the loss of Jay. He was one of a kind and one that I will never forget. We lost a great one here on earth but Heaven gained one of the best! Hugs and prayers to Lindsey, Shyrel, Ken & Megan.

Marnie Spake

Jay was one of the kindest and most caring people I have had the luxury of having in my life. I couldn’t thank him enough for what he did to better my umpiring career and get me through my time in professional baseball. Thank you Jay for what you did for me and everyone in the umpire community. Rest in peace my friend

Scott Molloy

John and I are so saddened for the loss of Jay. All of you are in our prayers. We love you.

John and Theresa Cown

I'm so very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers will be with the family of Jay during this difficult time..

Ann Kimble

Jay was a great umpire, but more importantly a fine man. He loved the game and cherished the love of his life, Lindsey.
We will all truly miss you and our awesome conversations.
We will always think of the good times and cherish those memories.

Danny Slaughter

Valerie and I send our deepest condolences to the Pierce family. I am going to miss our talks, and watching the passion Jay displayed while instructing young umpires. I will miss him dearly. God Bless!

Ed Rapuano

Jay will be so missed. He brought a smile to our face every time we saw him. He was loved by all who were lucky enough to know him.

Lori & Doug Bradley

Jay meant so much to all of us and I am heartbroken for everyone close him especially his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jay was a great teacher and mentor and most importantly a great person. He made an incredible impact on me - I will miss him.

Steven and Sydney Craze

Jay meant so much to all of us and I am heartbroken for everyone close him especially his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jay was a great teacher and mentor and most importantly a great person. He made an incredible impact on me - I will miss him.

Steven and Sydney Craze

Jay meant so much to all of us and I am heartbroken for everyone close him especially his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jay was a great teacher and mentor and most importantly a great person. He made an incredible impact on me - I will miss him.

Steven and Sydney Craze

I loved this guy, he was such an inspiration. Jays main goal was for every umpire to "get better" and loved helping them do it. He was a tremendous friend and will be greatly missed. Lindsey, he was so proud of you and I know it's hard but prayers are for your peace. I'll see you on those golden shores brother.

Richard McCain

Sorry for the loss.

John Spake

Our hearts are broken, Jay was a remarkable young man that we respected and admired.
He will truly be missed .
Heaven has gained an angel .
We love you always!
Joe & Tammy Chapman

Joe & Tammy Chapman

Lindsey, Shyrel & Clayton, Ken & Faith, Megan:

Our hearts are broken from the loss of Jay. He grew from an adorable little boy to a cherished young man to so many, many people.We will cherish his memory as life goes on. Our prayers will be for each of you. Much love!!

Dan and Faye Jackson

Jay was more than just an umpire, instructor, and supervisor. He was an authentic and amazing person, and loved his family. His energy and passion for life was always abundant whenever you were in his presence. Love you Jay!

John White

To Jay you know how much I love you and your family. This is my 42 year of coaching baseball . You always be one of the players that played with more heart than anyone I ever know . Prayers to your family . I know your Dad at the doorstep of heaven waiting on you

Danny & Beth Lemonds

Your kindness and love for others will live on forever in our hearts and minds. Thank you for being the friend, the leader and gentleman that you were. Love you, Jay.

Brent & Gabby Snodgrass

I worked with Jay through Walton County Parks and Rec. He was a joy to work with and inspiring to all that was around. Our daily discussions were always about baseball rules until he met Lindsey. Then he shared about the beautiful girl that he was going to marry. His dream to be a professional baseball umpire came true and we were all so proud and happy for him. I will always remember Jays laughter.
May Gods peace and comfort be with you all❤️

Jane Beeco

Our deepest condolences!

Mark and Karla Taylor

My condolences to the family of Jay Pierce! He was an awesome umpire, He coached many of my grand-sons ball games at Monroe Area High School! He will surely be missed!

Diane Gerrin

Jay touched the lives of many in all aspects of life. One who could find the positive even during the dire of times. A fellow umpire and an ambassador for the profession, but more importantly a true friend; a Brother. I will cherish the memories and especially his articulation of the English language. Jay will forever live in my heart. Prayers for Lindsey and the family. Rejoice, we will see him again.

Mike Parnell

My condolences to the family during this time of bereavement. Thank you Jay for your service and mentorship in making me a better official through the camps and clinics. You will be missed.

Rashaad Mincey

Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. 🙏
Guy & Judy

Guy & Judy Toole

Jay helped me greatly in the pursuit of bettering my umpiring abilities. We had many great conversations, and he will be missed. Our family sends prayers and condolences.

Matt and Jamie Dryer

Matthew Dryer

Our deepest condolences!

Mark and Karla Taylor

I was so saddened to hear of Jay’s passing. I know he had many friends in umpiring, and he was always one I could count on when he was in the Southern League. My condolences to his wife and family - although his loss is hard to bear, know his memory will be shared by so many. May he now Rest in Peace. God bless.

Lori Webb

Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. 🙏
Guy & Judy

Guy & Judy Toole

You will be missed my friend, but you will also be truly remembered. You were a caring, compassionate, welcoming, and loving soul to all. I will never forget our times together at Young Harris and beyond. I will never forget game nights at your mom’s house or the brotherhood we shared. Love you big guy.

Josh and Ashley Christ

Love you, Jay! Your spirit was unlike any others. You touched so many lives and we will never forget you!

Andy Shultz

Gonna miss you big guy

Daniel Head

Thinking of you and the family, prayers for all and for the days to come.

Deborah Stowe

With deepest Sympathy, thinking of you and your family, prayers for all for the days to come.

Kim Glaze

Ken & family, I just learned of Jay's passing. So very sorry to hesr this news. He certainly fought the good fight & touched many lives, mine included. I have warm memories of both of you from our days at YHC. Bĺessings on you & your family as you deal with this huge loss. You are in my prayers.

SHALOM,

Rev

Fred Whitley

I was so saddened to hear of Jay’s passing. I know he had many friends in umpiring, and he was always one I could count on when he was in the Southern League. My condolences to his wife and family - although his loss is hard to bear, know his memory will be shared by so many. May he now Rest in Peace. God bless.

Lori Webb

Jay, you will be missed. You impacted the lives of so many people. You were an amazing mentor to so many and it was a true blessing to be around you. Thank you for everything you did for not only myself but the rest of the umpires you taught. The impact you had on my life will never be forgotten. Thank you, Jay. The joy you brought to everyone will truly be missed.

Derek Thomas

Jay had a heart of gold and was one of the best of the best. He was a protector to many and a friend to all. He will be missed. Sending prayers for the days ahead to you Lindsey, Sheryl, Megan, Clayton, Ken and the rest of the family. RIP Jay.

Charlie & Tricia Brown

You will never be forgotten, Jay. You were one of the kindest men I've ever had the pleasure of knowing...your dad was another one. I can only image the reunion. I will continue to pray for your family and friends.

Jan McGaughey

Jay was well respected and always has that smile. His demeanor was much like his dad. Humble and a heart of gold. Will miss him. Prayers to his family.

Mike Burke

We remember Jay as such a sweet child. We are so sorry. Love Donna and John

Donna & John Lord

Jay was a joy to know from our Walker Baptist days. We think a lot of his family and are so sorry for your loss.

Amy Skelton Farner

I’m going to miss you!

Connor Crowell

Jay was a wonderful human being an exemplary teacher and the reason i made it through the 2018 MiLB academy course. I will think of him when I call play on my next game. Rob Casey Sydney Australia

Rob Casey

Jay was a wonderful human being an exemplary teacher and the reason i made it through the 2018 MiLB academy course. I will think of him when I call play on my next game. Rob Casey Sydney Australia

Rob Casey

Jay was a wonderful human being an exemplary teacher and the reason i made it through the 2018 MiLB academy course. I will think of him when I call play on my next game. Rob Casey Sydney Australia

Rob Casey

Lindsey and Family, I will never forget the blessing God gave me in allowing me to be friends, and on top that, a fellow umpire, with Jay. His investment in and love for my son, whom he trained, will always be a great blessing to my life. I would guess he and Tim are talking baseball now! Praying that God's sustaining grace will comfort your hearts in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Tom Rush

Thoughts and prayers for the family.

James/Susan Burrow

Thoughts and prayers for the family.

James/Susan Burrow

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time and the days ahead. Our deepest sympathy.

Chris & Brandy Hannay

Praying 🙏 for peace and comfort for the family

Geneva parr

So sorry I missed the service but I just found out

Sandy

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