Funeral services for Jessie “Jay” Self, age 92, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Nichols and Bro. Don Schultz officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. Mr. Self passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Lincoln Medical Center.
Mr. Self was a native of Walker Co., AL, the son of the late Jesse Lee and Laura Elizabeth Jackson Self. He was a welder at Redstone Arsenal, a WWII Navy veteran, and a member of the Maranatha Baptist Church. He loved carpentery, fishing, hunting, cars and gardening and was a great provider for his family.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years Edna Mae Thomas Self of Fayetteville, TN, children Janice (Jimmie) Boyles of Haleyville, AL, Barbara Flynn, Clay (Barbara) Self, Shirley Cowley all of Fayetteville, TN, Brenda (Tommy) Self of Ashville, AL, Jan (Willie) Howard, Denise Jenkins both of Fayetteville, TN, Glenda (Robert) Ivy of Hazel Green, AL, Virgil (Kimberly) Self of Huntsville, AL, brother Louie Self of Jasper, AL, 25 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings William Self, Charles Self, Elizabeth Lay, Johnny Self, Lloyd Self and 4 great grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be Friday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.