Friday, September 28, 2012

Jay D. Stevens

Ulysses, PA - Jay D. Stevens, 52, of 411 Center Street died on Thursday, September 27, 2012 shortly after arrival at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA. He was born September 11, 1960 in Wellsville the son of James and Nancy (McCracken) Stevens.

Jay was a 1979 graduate of Wellsville High School and had resided in Wellsville and Bolivar before moving to Ulysses. He was formerly employed at a variety of construction companies in the area and later for Air-Preheater Company in Wellsville for many years. He then became an over the road truck driver for Jaylor Trucking of Belfast; a job the he enjoyed very much. He was an outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt. He also enjoyed gardening and teaching the local grandchildren to cook. 

Surviving in addition to his parents, are two sons, Daniel (Rachel) Stevens of Greenville, TN and Sean Stevens of Chapel Hill, NC, two grandchildren, Blaine and Merci Stevens, one brother, Jim (Wendy) Stevens of Fairport, two sisters, Amy (Ros) Gowdy of Belmont and Janice Stevens of Wellsville, his long time companion, Anita Carter and her beloved family of Ulysses, PA as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and one niece.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, October 1, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Tuesday from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow visitation at 12:00 noon on Tuesday in the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. Jay was loved very much by my grandchildren Iziah Franklin, Logan Crawford, Kira Craford, and my children.We were blessed with him for the last ten years and he was a very caring and concerned man.He taught us all many things and he will never be forgotten.

  2. My deepth sympathy to the Stevens family. In working with Jim, I have heard many warm Steven's family stories. That warmth will your strength and peace.
    Earlyn Walker