Jay Lewis Laing
Jay Lewis Laing
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jay Lewis Laing, age 2, of Columbus, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at the Van Wert County Hospital ER. Jay was born on Aug. 31, 2015, in Columbus, to Michael and Jayme (Weller) Laing.

Survivors include a brother, Gabriel Laing of Columbus; a sister, Ava Courtney; maternal grandparents, Jay (Louise) Weller of Republic, Kathy Ink (King) of Attica; paternal grandparents, Dr. Kevin and Barbara Laing of Van Wert; maternal great-grandfather, Lewis King of Attica (Move); aunt, Courtney Weller of Republic; a step-aunt, Ashley Drown of Haskins; an uncle, Robert Laing of Columbus; a step-uncle, Dan Engle of Findlay; a great-aunt, Jayne Weller; and a cousin, Pam Weller of Republic. Jay is also survived by numerous great aunts, great uncles and second cousins.

Jay was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Mary King; maternal great-grandparents, Jay and June Weller; paternal great-grandparents, Dr. Robert and Meri Laing, William and Ruth McGuire.

Jay was a very sweet, caring, well mannered and high spirited young boy. He always had the biggest smile on his face with sparkling blue eyes staring right back at you, and was full of so much love. Jay enjoyed giving hugs and smooches (with Eskimos), loved to play hide-go-seek, and wrestle with his Bubbie and Sissy. Jay was an active youth member of the United States Trotting Association, and enjoyed traveling all over Ohio to the county fairs as The Weller Stables “official mascot and bucket scrubber.” “Everyone has to start somewhere” being his motto. He always loved helping in the barn and he would always walk to all 11 stall doors and say “Good Morning Neighs.” He would light up with pride, with the joke of them being called Baby (Just recently, moved up too) Little Jay’s Neighs. Jay always brought great joy and plenty of amusement to anyone he ever met, and by the time they left him, he would already be their buddy.

Funeral services for Jay will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. St. Rt. 19, Bloomville, Ohio, with Randell Morrison officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family in c/o the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lindseyoldsfh.com.