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Donald Jay

December 1, 1923 — November 7, 2013

Donald Jay, 89, of West Alexandria, OH and a brief resident of Richmond, IN and life long resident of Preble County, died Thursday, November 7, 2013 at his residence. Born on December 1, 1923 in Pomeroy, OH, he was the son of the late George & Nellie Elizabeth (Shivley) Jay. A 1942 graduate of Miamisburg High School, he was retired from GM in Moraine where he was a welder for 33 years. Donald was a veteran of WWII where he received the Purple Heart and was a life member of the DAV in Lewisburg.

Preceded in death by his First Wife: Ona Naomi (Brown) Jay in 2001; Son: Edmond "Monte" Atwell in 1975; Granddaughter: Lisa Kosco Leeds in 1986; Brothers: George, Virgil and Olin Jay and Sisters: Kathryn Courtney and Virginia Kline.

He is survived by his Wife of 6 years: Opal Jean (Minter) Jay, Richmond, IN; Daughters and son-in-law: Barbara (Atwell) Bowman, Oxford, OH and Carolynn (Atwell) and Zane Leeds, Eaton, OH; Step Daughter: Diana Gail Foster, Richmond, IN; Step Son & Daughter-in-law: Willie Charles (Sherri) Harrison, Richmond, IN; Sister: Joyce Ruebush, Eaton, OH and Jean Ellen Michael, Arcanum, OH; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013 from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Barnes Funeral Home, 220 East Main Street, Eaton, OH with the funeral service immediately following at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Fred Hill officiating. Interment with full military honors provided by the Preble County Honor Guard will be held in Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity or the Preble County Honor Guard, 108 North Barron Street, Eaton, OH 45320. Condolences may be sent to the family via the Guest Book at

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