Jay Russell Winton, 61 of Amarillo, TX passed away on December 16, 2021.
Memorial services will be at 10 am, Monday, December 27, 2021, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Donny Mason officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Jay was born in Amarillo, TX on February 17, 1960, to Norma Lea and Marvin Frank Winton. He graduated from the North Heights Special Needs Program. After high school, Jay worked for Goodwill Industries for nearly 20 years in the warehouse, helping with the sorting and packing of donations. He also participated in the Special Olympics for several years and thoroughly enjoyed representing his family and Amarillo in the competition. Jay attended Westcliffe Bible Church with his parents for several decades and held a deep love for the Lord. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan his whole life and loved to cheer for the Texas Longhorns on game day, neither group could have asked for a more loyal fan. Jay was a proud member of the Cherokee Nation and was so proud of his father’s service in the Marines. He loved to sing and could keep you entertained with hits from John Denver, Glen Campbell, and many others for hours on end. What Jay will be remembered for most was his quick wit and incredible sense of humor. The timing of his one-liners and hilarious facial expressions were always guaranteed to get a laugh. Jay brought joy to so many throughout his life, Jay loved people and people loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father and best friend, Marvin Frank Winton.
Survivors include his mother, Norma Lea Winton; siblings, Ted Winton (Kay), and Julie Sims (Brian Sims, M.D.); nieces and nephews, Andrew Winton, Lydia Marsh, Mitchell Sims, Miles Sims, Jessica Sims Horning, Morgan Sims, Tori Sims, and Chaney Sims; and great-nephew, Burnett Marsh.
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4 Replies to “Jay Russell Winton”
Always fun playing basketball with Jay. The world will miss his laugh.
Ted, Julie and Mrs. Winton. Thinking of you.
I’ve known Jay as far back as I can remember. Our families shared life together. The fondest of memories are playing “spook house” and “witch-o-witch” with Ted, Jay, and Julie at their home on Adirondack in Belmar. Jay was a ray of sunshine and I am a better person for knowing him. I will never forget his laugh. Our family regrets being unable to attend the service due to family/holiday commitments. We send our love and prayers to the Winton family.
Hey Norma, Ted and Julie:
I’m so sorry about Jay’s death. What a character! Ted, I remember playing cowboys and indians with Jay around our houses and Jay would just laugh the whole time.
Y’all are in our prayers.
I grew up with Jay in Belmar. He would always come by the house to visit. It was great seeing him and how happy he always seemed to be. To this day I can still remember defending him against a bully in the neighborhood. I always looked out for him.
He was a kind hearted person who loved everyone. I followed him as he grew up and I was proud of hm.
The world needs more people like Jay. He will be missed.