Jay Dee Myers Sr., died, July 8, 2012, while gold prospecting on the Klamath River in California. He was born October 20, 1956, at Sacred Heart hospital in Medford, Ore., to Jack Dee and Eleanor L. Myers. He left the Rogue Valley area at age seven when his dad, Jack, took a job in California. He remained in Southern California through his school years, graduating from the University California Riverside. Jay went on to play baseball for the Detroit Tigers, the great passion of his youth. Later, he became a Los Angeles County Sheriff honorably serving his community. Jay moved back to the Rogue Valley area in 1998, working construction with his brother, Jason Dee, where they built JM Construction together.
He is survived by his son, Joshua Dee Sr.; daughter, Natalia; mother, Eleanor; sister, Mary Eberhart; brother, Jason Dee; companion, Laurie Sager; and extended loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Dee; his son, Jay Dee Jr.; and his sister, Laura.
Jay was passionate about gold prospecting and was happiest off camping and working in the water. His love for history was unending; anything he found became a great mystery to unfold with tales to be told. So observant, fearless, strong, capable, and unwavering in his love for his family, his heart had no limit. Jay would drive miles just to see the countryside, he loved to play music really loud and sometimes sing along. He loved movies and bourbon, the “Pickers” show on the History Channel, solving problems, and hard work. He was an amazing artist and creator with a vision like no other, a legacy he passed on to everyone he touched. He was beautiful.
A memorial service will be held at Trail Christian Fellowship, 18881 Hwy. 62, Eagle Point, Ore., at 11:00 a.m. sharp,