Condolences for Gerald William Excell Jr.

Kathy Mueller posted on 8/29/21

Jay will be missed but the memories he left behind will remain. Jay was fun to be with and had many friends and family in Greene. I had the pleasure of graduating with Jay in 1966. Jay, Tom Breck, Hal Mondore were buds in school. Jay was a gifted musician and so talented. His heart always remained in Greene even when he settled in Wilmington where he raised his two girls! Being a grandfather was a gift and one that he cherished.


Crystin Brewer posted on 8/28/21

I’m sending so much love and prayer for everyone mourning Jay’s passing. He leaves behind a beautiful legacy that will live on in the hearts of all who loved him.


Steve Excell posted on 8/25/21

Jane and family, My heart and prayers goes out to you guys. I remember all great hunting trips we had together and I am very proud of my cousin Jay as a hero, Patriot and person. God Bless..


Wallace Gray posted on 8/25/21

Jay was an exceptional individual. I was VP and then President of CWA Local 3615 in Wilmington back in the early 70's. As President I was building a strong Job Steward base to represent each department in Southern Bell at the time. Jay was a smart, aggressive and strong in our Union beliefs. He stood out above others and I appointed him as a Job Steward. He was ferrous and relentless in his representation of a wronged employee.Management knew there was a tiger in Jay when he would walk into the room. He is surely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


BILL YOUNG posted on 8/25/21



Marisa posted on 8/25/21

Jane, Lyndsey, Alison and family, my heart goes out to you all. I have the most wonderful memories with this family that I will always cherish. From beach house trips every summer, DEMON WARP and just practically living at their house. Losing Jay is like losing a dad for the second time.


Scott posted on 8/24/21

One of the things I always looked forward to when we went to Kure was getting together with the North Carolina Excells. It always led to good times and laughter. It's hard to accept that he's gone. Our condolences to Jane, Allison, Lyndsey, and the rest of the family. Jay will be missed.


Karrie, Malia & Billy posted on 8/24/21

Jane, rest assured Jay and Bill are playing music in heaven.



Raye Reichelderfer posted on 8/24/21

What a loss!! When he spoke, people listened. Condolences to family. He will really be missed .I'm glad our paths crossed in this life.


Susan Wilcox posted on 8/23/21

I know the pain you feel. My Jay passed away in Feb of 2020. These guys worked together back when the Bell system was a real telephone company. I will be praying for you and your family. Life will be different, but it will be ok because you have your memories. The love you shared will live on.


Deborah Lewis posted on 8/23/21

This is heartbreaking Thank you for your service Jay, thank you for your friendship, thank you for standing up for others when they were ready to give up , thank you for challenging my mind and making me a better person. You left this world a better place Your family was your life and I can only imagine the pain they feel, my prayers go out to Jane, his beautiful daughters and grandkids


Jody posted on 8/23/21

No words can say enough. I feel like our family has lost its bright star. But what we have lost, Heaven has gained. He will live in my heart forever. Sending my love to all of you.


Mary Murray posted on 8/23/21

I am so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. My prayers are with all of you.


Karrie Morgan posted on 8/23/21

Jane, My heart break for you. My prayers are with you and your family


Cindy Mintz posted on 8/22/21

Jane, Lyndsey & Family, Allison & Family plus all the other Family members. So very sorry for your loss. Jay truly loved his Family. I saw that personally. It’s never easy when your Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle & good Friend leaves such a huge void. Love, thoughts & prayers to all!!