Sgt Major Jay Parker, USMC Retired passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019, in his home in Vista, CA. Jay had just celebrated his 101st birthday on May 4th. Memorial services have not been planned as of this time.
The following are two links to past stories about his 100th birthday and his recently being honored at the Vista Chamber of Commerce ‘Heroes of Vista’. http://ncdailystar.com/sgt-major-jay-parker-celebrates-100th-birthday-with-family-and-friends/ also http://ncdailystar.com/joseph-james-jay-parker-101-years-old-may-2nd/