Jay L. Renfro, age 86, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.
Services were held on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 M-150, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64082. Visitation began at 10 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Jay was laid to rest at Raymore Cemetery, Raymore, Missouri.
Jay was born in Pittsburg, Kansas, on October 30, 1936, to Forrest and Lucia (Yates) Renfro. Jay graduated high school and honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps. In 1959, he was joined in marriage with his wife, Mary (Camden). Their union was blessed with three children, Joe, Cathy, and Jay.
In life Jay was very passionate about music as he played the guitar and banjo, as well as his yardwork and gardening, and traveling as much as possible with his wife, Mary. For many years, Jay, along with Mary, owned and operated hardware stores. In 1983, Jay, Mary, and their son, Jay began Raymore Hardware. Jay was a man of Catholic faith and over the past 14 years, was a parishioner at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
Jay was preceded in death by his parents.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Jane Camden Renfro; three children, Joe Renfro (Kris), Cathy Renfro (Chuck Kestner), and Jay Renfro (Bev); sister, Gwendolyn Smith; four grandchildren, Dale Renfro, Jamie Conger (Patrick), Jack Renfro, and Tommy Renfro; as well as two great grandchildren, Hudson and Riley Conger.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given online to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org/kansascity or to Holy Spirit Catholic Church building fund. In the memo of the check, please indicated in memory of Jay Renfro for the building fund.
Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home,
Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278