In Memory

Jay Whitmore

Jay Whitmore

Jay was struck and killed by lightning in the early years after we graduated.



 
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06/02/09 02:25 AM #1    

Kim Besheer

I didn't know Jay well, but I remember the day he invited me to his house after school (along with David Love), and I heard Jimi Hendrix for the first time. Bless you, Jay!

08/02/09 08:15 PM #2    

Sue Lyddon (Hall)

I remember having such a crush on Jay in 7th grade! He was a really sweet, kind boy.

08/14/09 10:34 AM #3    

Linda Feder (Goldstein)

Jay was my first love in high school. He was a great guy - so smart and kind to all. He loved music and people. His untimely death was such a tragedy. I wish peace and blessings to his family.

08/17/09 09:38 AM #4    

David Love

Jay was one of my best friends in high school. I still wonder what great things Jay would be doing today if he hadn't been taken from us so early on. As I recall, Jay was struck by lightning in July 1970 while vacationing with his family in the Lake of the Ozarks. God bless you my friend!

08/21/09 02:59 AM #5    

Laurie Snedden

I remember Jay as the tall, gentle boy who told me by hair reminded him of the straw-spun-to-gold in Rumpelstiltskin. He was my first boyfriend, my first kiss, and my only “steady”. We met in the 9th Grade at a church roller skating party and for a time I wore a thick silver ID bracelet that said JAY.
He loved British Invasion music and played in a band. I remember his long straight blond Beatle bangs bouncing as he played his drums. I learned from him why the the Rolling Stones were more complex and interesting than the Beatles and later in High School we went to see Herman's Hermits in concert.
At the time I knew Jay well, he was close to Bryce Vermillion and was much affected by his death. In college when I heard Jay also had died it seemed unreal. I was shocked and very sad.
I learned from Jay that men would be gentle, kind, forthright and communicative. I know now he was a rare specimen.
Laurie Snedden

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