KNOXVILLE, TENN. — Jack D. “Jay” Justice, 43, of Knoxville, Tenn., husband of Lori Turner Justice, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
He was born on Sept. 4, 1968, in Spartanburg, the son of J. D. (Linda C.) Justice of Gaffney and Bula Hudgins Justice of Spartanburg.
Jay was a graduate of Boiling Springs High School, received his undergraduate degree from USC Spartanburg and his Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Although a graduate of USC, he remained an avid Clemson supporter.
He was formerly a partner with Columbia Counseling Center in Columbia, and most recently enjoyed utilizing his love of art and vintage items to create beautiful repurposed objects.
In addition to his wife and his parents, he is survived by his sister, Dena R. Justice of Spartanburg; nephew, Grayson Justice of Gaffney; niece Roxanne Justice of Spartanburg and his mother-in-law, Cathy Haltiwanger Turner of Newberry.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Lila Lou and Jack D. Hudgins and paternal grandparents, Nadine and Dean Justice; and his father-in-law, Terry Turner.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Newberry, by the Rev. Dr. David Seymour and the Rev. Dr. Augustus Rodgers. Interment will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry.
Memorials are suggested to Vanderbilt Transplant Center, Liver Transplant Program, Gifts Record Office, VU Station B 357727, Nashville, TN 37235-7727 or to the SC Wildlife Federation, 215 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC 29205.
Pallbearers will be Tim Williams, Todd George, Todd Turner and Gray Burnett all of the Spartanburg , area, Pete Agostinelli of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Brad Weaver of Charleston.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com.
Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.