Jay K. Lemmon


Jay K. Lemmon, 46, of Prince’s Lakes, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at his home.

Jay was born Feb. 22, 1969, in Connersville, the son of Jerry M. and Janice S. (Prifogle) Lemmon. He married Cynthia K. “Cindy” Otte on June 14, 1997.

Jay graduated from Columbus East High School in 1987 and IUPUI in 1994. He was a director of engineering at Fortune Wireless Inc. and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, White Creek.

He enjoyed watching and helping his daughters’ sports teams. He also enjoyed hunting.

The funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, White Creek, 16270 S. County Road 300W, Columbus, with Pastor Joshua Cook officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, 3855 25th St., Columbus, and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, White Creek.

A memorial account has been set up at Centra Credit Union. Donations can be made through the funeral home or at any Centra branch location.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy; daughters, Kayla and Kylie Lemmon; parents, Jerry and Janice Lemmon of Columbus; sisters, Jodi (Mark Robinson) Lemmon of Terre Haute, Jean (Larry) Blankman of Louisville, Kentucky, and Jill (Eric Dockter) Lemmon of Indianpolis; father- and mother-in-law, Lester and Marsha Otte of Columbus; brothers-in- law, Darren (Laura) Otte and Eric (Melissa Lucas) Otte, both of Columbus; sister-in-law, Beth (Michael) Bundy of Brownstown; an aunt, Linda (Gerry) Thumb of Connersville; nephews, Noah and Coleson Blankman, Ian M. Dockter, Ethan Bundy and Harris Otte; nieces, Libby Otte and Charlotte Otte; and several cousins.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. today, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet at jewellrittman.com.