Senator Jay Disharoon
Born James Dudley Disharoon in Jackson on March 10, 1949, a son of the late G. Lindsay Disharoon and Sarah McNeil. Jay passed from this life, along with his son, Jamie, on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in Jackson.
Jay grew up in Port Gibson and graduated Top of the Class from Port Gibson High School. He graduated with honors from both Mississippi State and Ole Miss, receiving degrees in History and Law, respectively. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having achieved the rank of Captain.
Jay served in the State Senate and House of Representatives, and worked diligently to assist in passing laws regarding child labor and community issues. He also served as Assistant District Attorney for Copiah County and owned several businesses in the Jackson area. At the time of his death, Jay was serving with the MS Volunteer Lawyers.
Jay was a devoted father and grandfather and friend to many.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Terrie Davis Disharoon.
Survivors include his children, John L. Disharoon, Andrew Disharoon, Christi Steijen, Amanda Eisenmenger, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Jennette, D'Arcy Disharoon and Sarah Disharoon Murray.
Memorial services will be held at 4:00pm, Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. A Visitation and Life Celebration Reception will follow.
Visit baldwinleepearl.com to sign online guest register.
Published in Clarion Ledger on June 13, 2014