Gerald (Jay) Medlar, Jr.


Gerald (Jay) Medlar, Jr., passed away on Aug. 5, 2020. He was surrounded by family and friends for years throughout a long fought battle with cancer.

Born on August 29, 1957 in St. Charles. Graduated from Oregon High School 1975. Jay was employed at WOODS equipment Company from February 1978, retiring in April 2018.

Jay married Laura (Inocencio) May 6, 1995. In 2013 Jay proudly welcomed grand-daughter Harmony. She was the apple of his eye. In 2018, a second grand-daughter Jasmine would be added to the family when daughter Natalie married Jeremy.

Member of the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge since 1983. An avid bowler rolling a perfect 300 on Dec. 18, 2011. His favorite sport being golf. Jay had numerous hole in one, and carded a Double Eagle at Silver Ridge Golf Course, Oregon, during a championship round. He and Laura enjoyed many vacations, especially with their friends in Florida. During the winter participating in Euchre parties and tournaments making dear, wonderful friends and memories thru the decades.

Jay touched many hearts. He is remembered by family and countless friends as happy and fun-loving (sometimes mischievous!), generous and kind, and was an "always willing to help" kind of fella. His positive spirit was infectious and he will be missed deeply.

Jay is survived by Laura, wife of 25 years, Natalie (Jeremy) Coy, Grand-daughters Harmony and Jasmine all of Mt. Morris. His mother Patricia Medlar, Oregon, sister Carolee (Michael) James, Dixon, and Mother-In-Law Marybeth Inocencio, Coal City. Very special to his heart, friends Steve Tieman, Oregon, Bradd Kettleson, Rochelle and Debbie Dickson, Oregon. Jay was predeceased by his father Gerald Medlar, Sr. and Father-In-Law Adolfo Inocencio.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020 6 p.m. at Sunset Golf Course, Mt. Morris. Casual attire is suggested. Limited handicap parking and seating is available. Suggestion of bringing a chair.  

 Due to the Covid restrictions and Jay’s love for his family, friends, masks are recommended and social distancing should be observed.

 In lieu of flowers, Memorial to Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon, and Sunset Golf Course Mt. Morris are encouraged and appreciated in his name.

 Cremation rights and arrangements by Finch Funeral Home, Mt. Morris.