Near Big Lake, Texas on Highway TX-137
Jay Guy Wadsworth, 85, passed away on Thursday, September 9th, 2022, in Lubbock. Jay was born in Amarillo, Texas, on December 14th, 1936, to James and Kathryn Wadsworth. Jay attended both Amarillo College and Texas Tech University and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war. After leaving the military, he became employed at Lubbock Power and Light, where he worked for over 43 years, starting as a lineman and retiring as Superintendent of Power Plants. On December 26, 1975, he married his wife, Judy Wadsworth. Jay raised four children and was a devoted father. His kids and grandkids were his greatest joy. The love he had for his family and friends was unlike anyone else. We are heartbroken at the loss of our patriarch and couldn’t imagine another man as hard-working, family-loving, and family-supporting as Jay. He was a man of all trades and enjoyed farming, fixing up cars, and a multitude of projects. He was always busy, often helping others and by using his skills and knowledge. Jay spent many years active as a member of the Industrial Lions Club and enjoyed helping the community through the organization. He was much loved and will be missed for his determined spirit, loving heart, and compassionate soul. His death will not be how he is remembered but how he lived.
Survivors include his children, Jill Wadsworth Gasch, and her husband Jeff; Jason Wadsworth; and Janna Freimuth; and his grandchildren, Jon Rhoads, Jaycee Rhoads, Jaden Gasch, Jenna Gasch, Jasmine Wadsworth, Carson Freimuth, Cooper Freimuth, and Garrett Freimuth.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Wadsworth; father, James Wadsworth; mother, Kathryn Wadsworth; daughter, Julie Rhoads; brother, Gene Wadsworth; brother, Jimmie Wadsworth.
A celebration of Jay’s life of 85 years will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 16, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Burial for Jay will be at Glenrest Cemetery in Big Lake, Texas, at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 17, 2022. We invite you to view the live-streamed service and sign his virtual guestbook here on this page.