Jay Cleaver

Jay Cleaver

Jay Cleaver

December 17, 1967~April 17, 2018

Master Sergeant Jay S. Cleaver (retired) – 50, gained his wings surrounded by his family, April 17, 2018. MSgt. Cleaver was born December 17, 1967 in Topeka, Kansas to John and Alda Cleaver. Jay served his country honorably and was a loving son, spouse, father, brother and friend. He is survived by his mother Alda, his wife Denise, and his sons Jon and Josh. A memorial and celebration of his life will be held at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park June 9. Donations can be made to Heidi’s Legacy Dog Rescue, the center where as a volunteer Jay found his 2nd calling in life.


Karen (Sister )

April 26, 2018, 12:00 am

I'll miss him and always keep his memory alive.

Richard Rovegno (Brother )

April 26, 2018, 12:00 am

Thank you 🙏 for bringing our families together you will always be loved by all Who’s paths you have crossed

Larry Cleaver (Uncle )

April 26, 2018, 12:00 am

We send our most sincere condolences along with our prayers to you.

Laura Rovegno (Sister in law)

April 26, 2018, 12:00 am

I will truly miss Jay, his level of intelligence was amazing. He never had a bad thing to say about anybody. Denise, Alda, Jon, Josh you were all truly blessed to love and be loved by Jay as was I.

Tom & Donna Butler (Friends)

April 26, 2018, 12:00 am

Words can not express our sorrows you and your family have, know that our heart and prayers are with you. God has a new wingman looking out for you. Love & hugs

Robert Rook (Friend)

April 27, 2018, 12:00 am

Jay was a beautiful, loving, devoted man who will be missed dearly.

Angela (Family friend )

April 30, 2018, 12:00 am

Jay was an amazing man, and I think everyone he knew can say he has impacted our lives. Great father to Jon, josh andJosh and heather, husband and partner to Denise, and over all friend to everyone. The world has said goodbye to a rare man who made the most of this life .so much love, and prayers from my family to yours.

Jon cleaver (Son)

May 1, 2018, 12:00 am

Forever I will love you. When you passed, I lost my best friend. Don't worry, I will take care of everything just as you had.

Until we meet again


Don Zinkiewicz (Air Force Brother)

May 1, 2018, 12:00 am

Jay was a great man, a friend, a great husband and great father. May he rest with the Lord and look after Denise. We will miss you Jay

Roberta Presley (Friend)

May 2, 2018, 12:00 am

I only knew Jay a short time but was blessed to have met him and Denise. So much love in this family. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

Eileen Condon (Aunt)

May 5, 2018, 12:00 am

I am Free
Don't Grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day.
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Task left undone must stay that way.
I founnd that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void.
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much.
Good Wife, good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share it with me.
God wanted me now. He set me free.
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