Jay Dean Fitzgibbons "Jaybird" 64, Of Christopher Creek passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 27th at his home. Jay is survived by his daughter, Lindsey Fitzgibbons (Matthew Mobley), Two grandsons, Bradley Michjah Carducci and Derek Tully, one sister, Kathleen Moritz (Dave) along with many life long friends and brothers (from other mothers). Jay, a resident of the Payson area since 1972 is well known throughout our area and is often referred to as Jay the woodcutter. Jay was a master with a chain saw, known for his incredible precision when falling a tree and also for his artistic talents with the same chainsaw turning a tree into a "JayBear" (One is at Landmark, One at Creekside). Jay was indeed a man of the woods and to the woods we will return him. Jay will be joining his son Jayson Michjah Fitzgibbons and his mother, Ellen McCoy on the other side of the rainbow.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 901 S. Westerly Rd, Payson, AZ 85541. A Celebration of Life will follow at Creekside Tavern, 1520 E. Christopher Creek Loop at approximately 1:00 PM.