Jay D. Canter, age 62, of Oak Hill, Ohio, was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at his residence. He was born April 21, 1953 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Fred and Betty (McKenzie) Canter.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 33 years, Deb Canter of Oak Hill, Ohio; sons, Drew Canter of Jackson, Ohio and Joel Canter of Oak Hill, Ohio; daughter, Nikki Canter of Oak Hill; grandchildren: Jayden Childers and Lizzie Childers; brothers: Calvin (Phyllis) Canter of Hendersonville, North Carolina and Freddie Canter (Pheobe) of Oak Hill, Ohio; sisters: Patricia Hamad of Jackson, Ohio and Renee (Mike) Queen of South Webster, Ohio; mother and father-in-law, Roger and Sue Lambert of Jackson, Ohio; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, in-laws, and numerous special friends and church family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Queen.
He was a graduate of Oak Hill High School, Class of 1971. He was a member of the Madison-Jefferson Fire Department and a member of the Portland Masonic Lodge #366. He attended New Beginnings Outreach Ministries in Beaver. He was employed by Glockner Chevrolet.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill with a Masonic Service to begin at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home under the direction of Pastor Barry Pelphrey. Burial will follow at Clay Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Jayden and Lizzie Childers College Fund, c/o: Deb Canter, Milton Banks, 116 Jackson Street, Oak Hill, OH 45656 or New Beginnings Outreach Ministries, 2884 Adams Road, Beaver, OH 45613 or to SOMC Hospice, 1805 27th Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662. Online condolences may be sent to www.lewisgillumfuneralhomes.com