Jay Wailes

Born: Baltimore, Maryland on 10 March 1956

Passed away: Greensboro, Georgia on 21 January 2016

Aged: 59 years

Funeral Date: 30 January 2016

Service Details

The service will be held Saturday, January 30th at 2pm in Greensboro, GA at McCommons Funeral home. Afterwards we will gather at the Wailes house, where appetizers, dinner, and Jay Wailes style cocktails (and open bar) will be served.

There will be a chance for anyone who wishes to speak to say something open-mic style; it will be a party. We are looking forward to sharing memories, stories, and laughter with all who loved him and filling this house with his favorite people. It will be a celebration, that will last well into the night.

We want it to be noted, that black was Jays least favorite color, you are welcome to wear whatever feels appropriate and splashes of color are more than welcome. If you knew him, this should make perfect sense to you.

Funeral home: https://www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com/
109 W. Broad Street | P.O. Box 29
Greensboro, Georgia 30642
Tel: (706) 453-2626

The reception will be held at 2070 Armors Ford, Greensboro, GA 30642. Any flowers or cards may be delivered to this address. Please tell the security gate that you are here for the Wailes memorial. You will need your drivers license at the gate.

All guests are welcome to stop by the house through out the week if you would like to come before the service.

Please contact Jessica (jessicawailes at gmail) or Taylor if you have any further questions. There are rooms offered in neighbors homes available as well as a Ritz on site offering a discount if you book with Rhonda. https://www.reynoldslakeoconee.net/

Funeral Company

McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, GA

The Story

Jay Beckett Wailes, CFA
March 10, 1956 – January 21, 2016

Greensboro, Georgia (January 21, 2016) – Jay Beckett Wailes of Reynolds
Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia, son of the late John Beckett Wailes and
Dorothy (Carey) Wailes of Naples, Florida, died unexpectedly on January 21, 2016
at 59 years old.

Born in Baltimore, he was a member of the class of 1974 at the McDonogh School in
Owings Mills, Maryland. In 1978, he graduated from Denison University in Granville,
Ohio with a B.A. in History. After graduation, he returned to Baltimore to begin his
career with Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Company. Jay married Nina Lynn
Peddy of Lutherville, Maryland on May 1, 1982.

Jay was a CFA charterholder with 37 years of investment management experience.
For the last five years, Jay was a Senior Investment Advisor with Wilmington Trust
in their Boston office serving private clients and institutions. Prior to Wilmington
Trust, he spent seven years with Boston Private Bank, where he served as a senior
vice president and senior portfolio manager. Jay's work in the Boston finance
industry included positions at Beacon Asset Management, State Street Bank and
Trust, and Bank of New England.

Jay was an avid golfer who reveled in traveling to play anywhere from the Links
courses in Ireland and Scotland to The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, South
Carolina. He was a beloved husband and father whose infectious laugh brightened
everyone’s days as well as his curing hugs.

Jay is survived by his wife of 34 years and their two daughters, Jessica Beckett
Wailes, of Evergreen, Colorado and Suzanne Taylor Wailes of Boston,
Massachusetts. He is also survived by two brothers, Richard Wailes of Ashburn,
Virginia and Christopher Wailes of Houston, Texas and a sister, Suzanne Wailes
Obrecht of Baltimore, Maryland and was loved by six nieces, three nephews, one
great niece and three great nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, January 30th, at McCommons
Funeral Home at 2 pm in Greensboro, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made
in his name to Pine Street Inn at 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA or Second
Harvest of South Georgia at 1411 Harbin Circle, Valdosta, GA 31601.
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Dear Jess, Taylor and Lynn, I had the pleasure of working with Jay for 3 years at Wilmington Trust. He had quite an influence on my career. His way of dealing with clients was one of a kind and will always stay with me. Before he moved to Georgia, Jay gave me a bunch of ties he no longer needed. I wear one of these ties nearly everyday. His ties brighten my day and everyone around me. Jay will always be in my thoughts and I will miss him dearly. My deepest condolences to all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. Warm regards, Tim Reardon

Tim Reardon


Dear Lynn, Jess and Taylor, This is a beautiful tribute to Jay. He is smiling down at "his girls". We have wonderful memories and happy moments to remember. With love, The Sullivan's Barbara, Joe, Matt and Dana

Barbara & Joe Sullivan