Jay Michael Parkhurst, 41, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2018. He was born to Henry H. and Sheila (York) Parkhurst on April 3, 1977. He was loved and will be missed by many.

Jay was a caregiver.
Left to treasure Jay’s memory is his mother, Sheila Parkhurst; grandfather, Richard Runyan; aunt, Pam Meisner; siblings, Allan, Dawn (Dwayne), Tommy, Liane, Traci (Evan), and David; half sister and brother, Alisa and James; 26 nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.
Preceding Jay in death is his grandmother, Martha Runyan; grandparents, America and Parkie; uncle, Mike Meisner; uncle, Mike York; best friend, Jason Brown; and father, Jack Tilley.
Visitation is Monday, May 14 from 11:00 – 1:00 at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services.

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  1. I wish I would have been able to keep in better touch. You were one of my best friends growing up in North Anderson. I am sorry I was not there for you, you were like a brother to me. I send my love and condolences to your mom and the rest of your family. Love you brother, see you when I get there.

  2. Rest easy my brother now that your suffering has ended and your eternal trip through the spiritual plain & realm has begun!I know you & our brother Jason brown are finally reunited and happy to see and kick it wit echother!! Both of your memories & legacys will continue to shine on and grow as our familys multiply from our seeds and produce leaves on our family tree!! I will alwayz talk about and brag on how my 2 brothers Jason brown & Jay parkhurst along with cuzzin Nate Brown raised me and were my core influences in life as i grew into a child,wild teenager,then a solid,loyal, good man & father!!! Death is only a part of our journey through life and the eternal universe,it can never stop or tarnish the amazing memories we all have of you & Jason!! Rest easy my brothers and day ones! I love and miss u both so fucking much and cant wait to see you when i get there!!😢😭😦😩😰😳😡😠☹😞😔😒😌😊😄😁😂🤗😇💔💓❤💚💗💜💛

  3. Debbie Ringer and Heather Solomon lit a candle for Jay Michael Parkhurst

  4. My childhood bud, I haven’t seen you in so so many years. I told my mom I’d like to see your face. Your pictures warmed my heart. I’ve always carried with me memories of you, your mom, and siblings. We used to chill and watch MTV, Beavis and Butthead, and listen to Metallica. In my mind you’ll be that cool dude. Never forgotten ❤️

  5. You were taken way to early brother. Im still at loss of you and Jason being gone… I know your pain is gone and may you RIP. Although I know you and Jason are kicking up dust…

  6. There are no words that can express the sadness this has brung. Fly high uncle jay bird! You can be there for Jason now… Ill take care of Nate.. I felt ur spirit when they took u away that day, I spoke to us through the wind chimes on ur porch. We will each carry a piece of you with us, always. Im grateful for the time we had. But it wasnt nearly enough. Your wings were ready, but our hearts were not.

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