Jay E. Chisler, born June 15, 1947, in Morris, Illinois, passed away from an ongoing illness Saturday October 10, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. Jay had a never ending love and connection with his dog Fancy. Jay met the love of his life, Faye (Winborn) Chisler and they married on May 06, 1982 and became a blended loving family.
Jay went to Joliet Junior College (JJC) and received his Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering. Jay had such a passion for helping others and for electrical engineering that he often went back to JJC to teach students what he knew. His craft for the job can be seen throughout the community that he loved in his electrical designs. Jay worked for Alumax and US Gypson Corporation, where he would travel around the country and would be known as a “Jet Setter”.
Jay was proud of serving his country in the United States Air Force for four years.
Jay had a love for all kinds of different hobbies, but a special love for hunting, fishing, and woodworking. If there was a yard sale in the area one could bet that you would see his smiling face and lightning bolt earring jumping out of a refurbished ice cream truck to see the treasures that were about to his.
Surviving Jay is his wife Faye, his children: Wayne (Linda) Carmon, Wanda Pourchot, Tracy Dean Carmon, Patrick (Leslie) Chisler, Donna (Keith) Herdon, Nicholas (Tammy) Chisler, and Brandy Shouse. Also surviving is Jay’s brother: Carl (Tosha) Chisler, and his sister: Kathy Smith. 26 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren, along with two more great-grandchildren on the way and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents and one nephew, Kayleb Beck.
Jay was always concerned of helping others out, which led him to be an organ donor and has now helped several individuals with his donation.
Aqua Cremation rites were accorded and a private family service will be held.
Preferred memorials may be made in Jay’s name to the donor’s choice.
An online guestbook has been made for the family, where you may sign the guestbook, share memories and photographs. You can access this by visiting the website www.ucdaviscallahan.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington Street, Morris, IL.