Jay D. Sullivan, 72, of Wabash, died at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne. He was born Sept. 25, 1943, in Wabash, to Pete and Josephine Blanche (Carr) Sullivan.
Jay was a 1962 graduate of Noble High School in Wabash. He was a US Army veteran serving in Germany. He married Barbara Stouffer in Roann on May 12, 1967. He retired from Wabash Paper Works/Container Corporation after 44 years. Jay was a member of the Church of Christ at Treaty and was an avid sports fan.
He is survived by his wife: Barbara Sullivan, Wabash; three children: Kellie Sullivan and Jason Sullivan, both of Wabash, and Nicole Turner, Goshen; daughter-in-law, Melody Sullivan of LaFontaine; five grandchildren: Christopher (Raquel) Goff of LaFontaine; Ella (Davin) Smith of Huntington; Maggy (Scott) Hare of Salem, Ohio; and Aubrey Turner and Taylor France, both of Goshen; ten great grandchildren, and two sisters: Marlyn (Glenn) Brown and Sharon (Roy) Hinrichsen, both of Wabash. He was preceded in death by his parents, son: Patrick Sullivan, and his sister: Jean Halterman.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 18, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Doug Oakes, Minister, officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.