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Jay Southworth
August 7, 1967 - January 24, 2005

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Greg TorresStephanie Spillman Steves
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Troy DingleJim & Andrea Cannon
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By: Greg Torres Sep 10, 2017
Is this the same Jay Southworth I knew in Las Vegas and lived with for a short time. I also had a few classes with him at the University of Las Vegas. Me and jay both played guitar and he gave me lessons very talented then. I have been looking for jay for year. Reading the Tribute I think it is him and I am very sad because he would always play miniature basketball in the living room. Jay and I would also go play basketball for exercise. Jay was my best friend then I loved Jay and thought of him as a brother.
By: Stephanie Spillman Steves Feb 24, 2005
I met Jay our first day of school at Strack Intermediate, in sixth grade--our lockers were next to each other. From sixth grade until we graduated from Klein High School, this was the case. Jay and I were never "best buds" but we were always friends. He had such a sweet disposition--always trying to make me laugh. Jay was the kind of person I never felt awkward around. I could always be myself, and he accepted me as I was. I was fortunate to meet him for drinks a few years ago, which gave us a chance to catch up. I was also fortunate to find a picture of the two of us from our 10-year high school reunion in 1995. Jay never changed--the innocent face (which hid the mischief he was ALWAYS up to), his amazing intelligence, and his down-to-earth demeanor. I'm shocked and confused by his passing and my heart goes out to all of you in your pain and sorrow.
By: Catherina Jepsen Feb 18, 2005
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."

-Albert Pike

Jay was a truly beautiful soul bus was unable to see his own beauty. I saw it, lived within it and am a better person for it. He touched a lot of people with kindness, music, love. He has left many peoples lives better than he found them. He is genuinely missed.
By: Pamela Lefler Jan 27, 2005
Jim, Lee, Lisa & Jenni: When Jay and I first met, we knew we were soulmates, and that the love we shared for each other would go on for the rest of our lives. I am so sorry, but there are no words to heal the pain that you feel. I know. It's a hurt beyond what I could ever fathom. I will miss that beautiful face and those striking blue eyes, but most of all I will miss his presence. There are so many things he would do to make me laugh, by acting goofy and dribbling that miniture basketball and "shooting hoops" in our living room;moving our dining room table into the living room, so we could put the best built ping pong table (built by Jay), there, and play for hours at a time. He was so much fun, but most of all the most brilliant man I've ever known in my life, working for hours on end with little or no sleep, and having a positive attitude at the same time; I love that he was always thinking and inventing things, and yes, taking things apart, but putting them back together, making them even work better. I have saved, and I am so very glad, over 200 hundred emails that he sent me over the years, to make me smile, with words written so eloquently they would make you cry. I will miss him so so much, and miss his talent as a musician, playing each guitar that we displayed in our home, with such perfection and ease. I will miss his playing for me in the mornings to help jumpstart the day, and in the evenings to help unwind. I will miss most of all, our drives with the boys, to the beautiful home that Jay helped you build, with so much love and pride he beamed. I know I will love Jay for the rest of my life, as well as such a grand and caring family. My thoughts are with you, will always be. Thank you for so warmly bring me in to your family and sharing Jay with me.

We Love you, Your Grandpuppies Bentley & Jordan, and Pamela
By: Troy Dingle Jan 27, 2005
Jay inspired me and pushed me to grow as a person and a musician. His guitar playing, intelligence, sense of humor and focus helped to produce countless songs and memories. When he played the guitar he was passionate and filled with energy and I would listen to him for hours. Our band together was more than just the average garage band and Jay helped to make that possible. Jay was a great friend in high school and the years to follow. I know that those years spent with Jay are some of the best times I have ever known. My family sends our condolences to Jim, Lee, Lisa and Jenni. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
By: Stephen and Janet Barrett Jan 27, 2005
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Southworth,

Jay worked for us many years ago at Craters and Freighters. It was with deep sadness that we received the news from my former administator in Houston of Jay's passing. Even though it has been many years since we have communicated with him, he will always hold a special place in our hearts. In fact, for a short period of time he lived at our house in The Woodlands in an apartment above our garage. He was always a pleasure to be around, and we enjoyed him, his incredible intelligence, and great work ethic. There are few individuals with those talents in the world. Words cannot express the pain that you both suffer right now, but knowing he made a positive difference in so many different individuals' lives adds to his memory and importance he held here on earth. He will be missed by those people who he touched through his short life. We extend our prayers and condolences during this time of grief to you.


Stephen and Janet Barrett

Anthem, Arizona
By: John & Virginia Bladel Jan 26, 2005
Jim & Lee,

When Stephanie called me Monday and told me of your son Jay's death my heart sank, as I know your pain. We lost our son Scott 7 years ago suddenly at the age of 36, so no one knows better than us your heartache. There is no greater pain one can ever experience in life. We are so sorry. If you would ever just like to talk, please call us. We live so close, and truly understand. Your loss may even be worse than ours; though I can't imagine worse pain. Our hearfelt sympathy. John and Virgina. (Stephanie Brady's parents)
By: Michael & Olga Wiggins Jan 26, 2005
Jim & Lee,

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to You and Lee. The loss of a Son is heart breaking and difficult to understand. Olga and I wish for your hearts to be blessed and strong during this difficult period.


Michael & Olga Wiggins
By: Lana Waples Jan 26, 2005
Jim and Lee, I am so sorry. I will always remember Jay as a friend, classmate and neighbor of Rusty and our family. He, Rusty and the other guys always had such a good time. I can still see him hooking up our cable on Southampton! My prayers go to you and your family. Lana Waples
By: Rusty Waples Jan 26, 2005
Jim, Lee, Lisa and Jenni,

I wish I could say or do something to bring him back or at least take away the pain, but I can't. I can hold on to the memories of the good times we shared together. We shared so many similar interest growing up, whether it was music, comedy, skateboarding or taking apart stuff to see how it worked (sorry about the power drill Jim).

Over the years we may not have seen each other for months at a time, but when we did it was like we still lived down the street from each other. The friendship never changed regardless of what was going on in our personal lives at the time.

I am sad, mad and confused and it will take some time to get over this as you well know, but I will never forget Jay and the times we spent together.
By: Jim & Andrea Cannon Jan 26, 2005
We send our condolences to the family at this time of loss. We pray you are able to find peace and comfort in your faith and strength to go on. Love, Jim & Andrea
By: Jo Gail Dolenski Jan 26, 2005
Losing a nephew is heartbreaking. Seeing my loved ones in so much pain is equally as heartbreaking. I wish I had some great words of wisdom, but all I know is that my faith sustains me and I love Jay as much as an Aunt can love her nephew. I shalll miss his prescence but there is nothing than can take the memories from me.

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and so are all so loved. We are there anytime, anyway, anywhere.
By: Shawn McKee Jan 26, 2005
I did not know Jay long but found him to be a personable young man who made significant contributions to our company. He will be missed here professionally and personally.
By: Will and Karen Wong Jan 26, 2005
Your whole family holds a very special place in our hearts. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies to all of you.
By: Tony and Sarah Bone Jan 26, 2005
Our deepest sympathy after reading about the passing of your son. Sending our love and prayers as you are going through such a sad time.

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