Howard “Jay” Coontz

Howard “Jay” Coontz, age 62, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020, at his home. He was born August 30, 1957, in Long Beach, California, a son of Roy and Barbara (Taylor) Coontz.

Jay was a veteran of the United States Army.

He worked as a stone mason for many years. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

Jay is survived by his son, Waylon Coontz of Versailles; grandsons, Braden Coontz and Landon Coontz; his mother, Barbara Spurgeon of Versailles; brothers, Jack Coontz and David Coontz of Versailles; sister, Cindy Coontz of Versailles and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Coontz.

A celebration of Jay’s life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.