Jay Huntley



Jesse Eugene (Jay) Huntley II, age 53, of Wilmington, North Carolina died Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. A native of Forest City, NC, he was a son of Jesse Eugene (Gene) Huntley and wife Beckie of Forest City and Yvonne Ford Hayes and husband Bob of Shelby, NC. Jay was a graduate of East Rutherford High School and an honors graduate of NC State University. Following, he served his country as a Lieutenant in the US Navy Nuclear Program as part of a submarine fleet. He began his career with Duke Energy in 1991 and was currently the station manager at Sutton Energy Complex in Wilmington. Jay was a former member of Center Grove Baptist Church, Clemmons, NC and was currently a member of Life Point Church, Wilmington, . He was a passionate leader and teacher in church, youth and vacation bible school.

In addition to his parents, Jay is survived by his wife Cathy Botts Huntley of the home; a son, Trey Huntley and wife Kimberly of Las Vegas, NV; a daughter, Morgan Huntley of Winston-Salem, NC; brother, Greg Huntley and wife Donna; his father and mother-in-law, Dewey and Frances Botts; brother-in-law, Mike Botts and wife Denise; nieces, Paige Scruggs and husband Kyle, Whitney Rumfelt and husband Jordan; nephews, Matt Huntley, Travis Botts and wife Kassidy and Chase Botts.

The funeral service will be held 12 pm Saturday, August 26th, in the Center Grove Baptist Church, 8750 Lasater Road, Clemmons, NC. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. A graveside service will be held 2 pm Sunday, August 27th, in the Cool Springs Cemetery, Forest City, NC. Arrangements are under the direction of Padgett & King Mortuary & Crematory.