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Jay Wesley McReynolds

09/22/1947 - 03/22/2017

Jay Wesley McReynolds, 69 passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona on September 22, 1947. Jay is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Irene Juanita Kinder McReynolds, daughter Elaine McReynolds Conley-Bigelow, son Thomas Carter McReynolds, grandchildren; Anthony Thomas Conley, Paige Elaine Bigelow, Parker Daniel Bigelow, Thomas Clare McReynolds. He is preceded in death by his parents Thomas Clare McReynolds III and Hazel Byron Heustis McReynolds.

Jay spent the greater part of his childhood on their family’s farm in Laveen, Arizona. At the age of 16 his family relocated to Horner Mountain Ranch in Mayer, Arizona where he spent the remainder of his teenage years. He proudly enlisted and honorably served in both the Army (6 years) and the Navy (2 years). Jay was a member of the Thunderbird Masonic Lodge #48 where he held the title Master Mason as well as the 32nd Degree in the Scottish Rite. In 1997 he was knighted Sir Jay Wesley McReynolds through the Royal Order of Scotland. Jay was and is a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, son and friend.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.


  • Sorry to hear about the loss of my wonderful and fun cousin Jay
    You and your family always took such good care of us when we visited Arizona on many lengthy trips

  • I am so sorry to hear of Jay’s passing. I haven’t seen Jay for many years but remember fond times visiting the McReynolds’ family on Southern Ave in Phoenix.

  • Cathy Whitney Sockrider

    Wishing you all comfort and peace during this difficult time. I loved spending time with Uncle Tom and Aunt Millie at the ranch and have fond memories of my McReynold’s cousins. Rest in peace, Jay.

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