Jackson P. Gay

May 4, 1941 ~ February 6, 2021 (age 79)


Jackson P. Gay of Richmond, VT, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2021.

Born on May 4, 1941 to the late Joseph and Rita (Longe) Gay, Jack was one of 13 children growing up and attending school in Burlington. Following school Jack enrolled in the US Air Force. 

On September 9, 1961 Jack married the love of his life Barbara True. Together they raised three children. 

Jack was a “Jack” of all trades having had several jobs throughout his life but most recently was retired from the US Post office. 

Jack was predeceased by his parents; brothers Jim, John and Joe; sisters Jean and Jane; and in-laws Norman and Irene True. 

Left to cherish his memory are his best friend Barb Gay; children Kelly Ploof and her husband Fred of So. Burlington, VT, Dan Gay and wife Beth of No. Carolina and Tina Leggett and her husband Tim of Richmond, VT; grandchildren Nathan (Julia), Jeremy (Rachel) and Nicholas Ploof, Elyssa and Seth Gay, Fezawn Scott, Kyle (Jordyn) and Kelsey Leggett; great grandchildren Lexi and Mila Ploof; sisters Joyce, Janice, Joanne, Jennifer and June; brothers Jerry and Jeff and all their families, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Due to Covid, services will be held at a later date. 

Please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 275 Winooski, Vermont 05404.

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