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.
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My prayers and regards go out to Jay's family and friends. I had worked with Jay for a couple of years and from what I had gathered, he was a great, genuine, caring young man which I admired and wanted to learn as much as I could from him. He may physically not be here on Earth with us, but his wonderful spirit still goes on and is with all of us.
Submitted by Michael Hayes on Sep 5 2017 10:15:51 AM
So sorry to hear of Jays passing. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this most difficult time.
Submitted by Shelli Knapp on Aug 31 2017 09:41:39 PM
I worked for and with Jay at Duke Energy. He was ethical, supportive and a great leader. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Submitted by Brenda Robertson on Aug 28 2017 04:59:08 PM
We were so saddened to hear of Jay's passing. Your family is in our prayers. May you find comfort in special memories and in God's unfailing grace.
Love & Blessings,
Steven & Tiffany Helton
Submitted by Steven Helton on Aug 27 2017 12:24:55 PM
I had the pleasure of going to school with Jay from grade school through college. What a great guy. There is no doubt heaven is a brighter place today. My prayers to the family.
Submitted by Deborah Hill Wilkerson on Aug 27 2017 06:13:32 AM
I had the opportunity to work with Jay at Duke Energy. He was a great person and such an intelligent man. I'm so sorry for your loss. We are all richer for having known Jay. May God bless and comfort you all during this difficult time.
Submitted by Jennifer Canipe on Aug 26 2017 09:01:17 PM
Jay , was an extremely talented man. I enjoyed the opportunity to know Jay as a co worker and a friend . Jay, thanks for all the memories. Praying for your family , and RIP my friend .
Submitted by David Wilson on Aug 26 2017 04:07:29 PM
Gene and Becky, we are so sorry to hear about Jay's passing. You are in our prayers. Will also be praying for Jay's wife and children.
I knew Jay was a good young man but sounds like he went on to do amazing things, I know you are so proud of him.
Again, very sorry, prayers are with you all.
Steve and Barbara
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