Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Obituary - Jay Warren Borders

Jay Warren Borders, 90, Nevada, MO, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2022, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Jay was born August 14, 1931, to O. Edward and Iva R. (Carey) Borders. 

He married Jeannette Ruby Nicely on September 2, 1950, and she preceded him in death on June 19, 2008. He then married Joan Hensley on June 27, 2009, and she preceded him in death on June 30, 2018.

Jay grew up in Kansas City, KS, and graduated from Argentine High School in 1948. He was also a graduate of what is now Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO, and he attended both William Jewell College and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Through the years, Jay worked at TWA, as a school teacher in Schell City and Walker and as a psychiatric social worker at the Nevada State Hospital, but perhaps his most important calling was that of a pastor, spreading the gospel and the message of salvation brought through Jesus Christ. He pastored Mt. Olive church in Florence MO, Kings Point in Lockwood, MO, and churches in Hume, Oronogo, Purdy and Deerfield MO, as well as Arthur and Bethel Baptist churches near Nevada, and his last pastorate was at Bronaugh Baptist Church. Jay also served at different times as the music director at Calvary Baptist Church, where he was a member at the time of his death.

Jay is survived by three children, Joy Cottle (Randy) Seymour, MO; Janet Jacques (Marc), North Charleston, SC; and Jim Borders (Aletta), Nevada, MO; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Borders, El Dorado Springs, MO; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, 35 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, a brother, Lee Borders (Arlene), Chillicothe, MO, a sister-in-law, Joyce Borders, Smithville, TX, as well as Joan’s children, Shirley, Bennie, Betty , Valerie, Doug, Becky and Shawn, and their spouses, children and grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and many, many friends. In addition to his wives, Jay was also preceded in death by his son, Jay Borders, Jr., in 2015, three brothers, Dick, Neil and Keith Borders, and a sister, Vivian Hughes.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 11, 2022 at Calvary Baptist Church in Nevada with Pastor Terry Mosher officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada, MO. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Those who wish may contribute in his memory to Calvary Baptist Church in Nevada c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

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