Jay Stewart Jefcoat

Published 2:04 pm Monday, December 1, 2014

Jay Stewart Jefcoat, known to many as “Coach” walked into eternity with Jesus on November 27, 2014. He was born August 21, 1949, in Montgomery, AL to Nathan Jefcoat and Alma Stewart Jefcoat.
He graduated from Livingston University with a Bachelors of Science degree and a Master’s Degree in Physical Education. He retired in 2011 from a 40 year coaching career. Coach Jefcoat was Offensive Coordinator for Troy State University during the National Championship season of 1984, as well as leading Charles Henderson High School in Troy, AL to a state championship in 1980 as head coach. He also coached at Livingston University and high schools in Alabama and Florida.
He left an inspiring legacy for those who will always cherish him. Jay lived to serve Christ, his purpose in life was to glorify our Savior. The love he demonstrated to others was a true reflection of Jesus living in him. He was a very humble man and left a mark on everyone’s life he touched. Jay was a member of Olive Baptist Church where he taught the Raymond Oliver men’s Sunday School class and the Overcomer’s Sunday School class. Over the years he taught, mentored, and discipled many men on the football field and off. He led by example.
Jay was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Alma Jefcoat. He is survived by his wife, Debbe Jefcoat, better known to him as “his bride,” his children, Mark Jefcoat (Mandy) of Monroeville, AL, Eddie Jefcoat (Jodie) of Troy, AL, Trent Goodson (Melissa) of Lake City, FL and Gabe Goodson of Pensacola, FL; two brothers, Chad Jefcoat (Janet) of Montgomery, AL, John Jefcoat (Stephanie) of Wetumpka, AL; a sister, Judi Jefcoat Lackey (Russell) of Montgomery, AL; mother-in-law, Margaret Dickens Entrekin of Brundidge, AL; brother-on-law, Jimmy King (Jennifer) of Brundidge, AL; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pall bearers are: Harry Lee, Ronnie Gilliland, Tony Holmes, Allen Pinckney, Jimmy Renfroe and Jack Petersen.
Services will be held at Olive Baptist Church Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. and funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Ministry Village at Olive, Charis House Program.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 S Highway 29, Cantonment is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com

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