Jay B. Penick, age 73, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 11, 2021 at his home in Fountain Hills, AZ. Jay grew up on the family farm near Hebron, Ohio where he graduated from Lakewood High School, followed by graduation from The Ohio State University. While at OSU, he was a member of the OSU Livestock judging team and the Alpha Gamma Sigma Ag Fraternity. Following graduation, he started his career with the American Angus Association. He completed his career as President/CEO of the Northwest Farm Credit Services in Spokane, Wa.
Simple pleasures in life brought great joy to Jay. He loved spending time and playing with his grandchildren. A quiet evening with family and friends with glass of wine in hand. Cooking a great steak dinner for all and watching a good sports game - especially the buckeyes. He loved working with his brother Fred on the family farm when he could and spreading a generous heart to all when needed.
Jay is survived by his wife of 48 years Pam, children Michael (Stephanie), Matthew (Rebecca) and Tami (Ralph) Wilson, sister Diana (Tom) Karbler, brothers Ralph (Lois) and Fred (Cindy), sister in law Connie (Jim) Beaver and close friends Lonnie and Susie Burns. Jay had 8 grand children and lots of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Ada Penick.
A remembrance of life will be celebrated sometime in the future at the family farm. The family has requested no flowers. Instead, a donation to The Make A Wish Foundation can be made in Jay’s name at wish.org.