Jay David Sellers, 58, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 with family by his side at the Kavanagh Hospice House located in Des Moines, Iowa.
Jay was born February 17, 1960 to Cleo and Gloria Sellers at the Yocum Hospital in Chariton, Iowa. Jay grew up in the Oakley area on their family farm with his parents and older brothers, Alan and Bruce. Jay spent his younger years working on the farm with chores such as plowing, planting, mowing, and tending to the cattle. He graduated from Chariton High School.
Jay worked for a brief time in the concrete business. Although, it wasn’t long before he started working full-time for the Hy-Vee Distribution Center, located in Chariton, Iowa. Jay raised three children, Wendy, Amanda, and Clint. Jay worked in several positions while working within the Hy-Vee warehouse. Although, most of the time he was a forklift operator, until he retired in the Fall of 2016.
Together, Jay and Kim built their home in the country and were united in marriage on February 14, 1997. Jay enjoyed spending time with Kim, his three kids, and their four grandchildren, whether it be in the cabin by the fire, celebrating birthdays and holidays, or other outdoor adventures. He loved working and playing on the Oakley farm, hunting deer and turkeys, putting in food plots, and just enjoying it all with his family and friends. Jay lived by the Golden Rule, he led by example, and stood up for what he believed was right. Jay was a “man with a plan”, and was highly respected by his family and friends, who could always count on his priceless love and advice.
Jay was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo and Gloria Sellers; and his wife, Kim (Schumann) Sellers.
He is survived by his children, Wendy (Ron) Young of Chariton, Amanda Jensen of Chariton and Clint Sellers of North Carolina; four grandchildren, Brad and Bryce Young, Jayden and Kenton Jensen; his brothers, Alan (Linda) Sellers of Arkansas and Bruce (Terry) Sellers of Chariton; his mother-in-law, Joyce Schumann of Russell; his sister-in-law, Karla (Doug) Noah of Chariton.