Rev. Jay W. Constant, age 85, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, November 27, 2014, at his home in Pine Knot, Kentucky.
Jay was an ordained Freewill Baptist Minister. He owned and operated his own pest control business and worked in the Marysville, California rescue mission. In his earlier years he enjoyed fishing, water skiing and riding horses. When he moved to Pine Knot, he helped start the New Beginnings outreach program and took great pleasure in counseling people with drug and alcohol problems. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Pine Knot Freewill Baptist Church.
He was born January 19, 1929, in Paragould, Arkansas,
to the late George Henry and Della May (Yates) Constant. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter Kathy Stephens and son David William Constant, four brothers; Lee, Albert, Roy and Rowland Constant and two sisters; Dicie Bledsoe and Suzie Lessman..
Surviving family include his wife Billie (Edison) Constant of Pine Knot, two daughters; Pamela Sue (and Gary) Stephens of Pine Knot, Jennifer Gail (and Rick) Thomas of Pine Knot, a daughter-in-law Gail (Mendes) Constant of Pine Knot, son-in-law Gerald Stephens of Pine Knot, six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 30, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis Bryant, and Bro. Wayne Nelson officiating. Special music will be provided by the Whitehead Family. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until time for services. In accordance with the family’s wishes, he will be cremated.
Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.