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BEAN, Jay D. 1961-2010


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 11/17/2010 at 16:13:01

[Waterloo Courier, Sunday, July 11, 2010]

Jay David Bean, 48, had a heart attack and passed away in the late evening of Tuesday, June 29, 2010 in Orlando, Fla. Jay was born on Dec. 14, 1961, in Waterloo, Iowa, the first son of Bethel Bryant and the late David Bean. Jay grew up in Elk Run Heights and Cedar Falls, graduating from Cedar Falls High School in 1980 where he excelled in Band playing the tuba and trombone earning All State honors, and twice lettering in track throwing the discus and shotput as well as twice lettering in football as an All Conference tackle. He was also a three year letterman in wrestling culminating in a second place finish at Heavyweight in the State Tournament his senior year.

Jay graduated from Wartburg College in 1984 with a Degree in Psychology, the third generation in his family to graduate from Wartburg (grandmother Grace Bean in 1964 and father David Bean in 1974). Jay competed for the Knights in football, earning two letters as an offensive tackle, as well as wrestling, where he earned two letters, as well as winning the Iowa Conference Heavyweight Championship and finishing as a 7th place All-American in the Division III National Tournament his senior year.

With his Degree in Psychology Jay chose to pursue a career helping juvenile delinquents overcome their past and grow into productive adults.

Despite Jay's intimidating size, those of us who were lucky enough to know him knew he was a gentle man with a gentle soul. He will truly be missed by all of his family and friends.

Jay is survived by his mother and stepfather, Beth and Bill Bryant of Covington, Ga., his brothers and sister; Roderick of Covington, Ga., LD, his wife Julie and their son MJ of Oxford, Ga., Angela, her husband Jeremy Marchant and their children, Dustin, Amanda, and Brittany of Mason City, Iowa, Joseph of Orlando, Fla., and Davis, his wife Kelly, and their daughters Caitlynne, Taylor, and Allison of Tucson, Ariz. Jay is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father David.

Condolences to the family may be sent in care of Beth Bryant, 5157 Hazel St. Covington, GA 30014


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