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James "Jay" Alexander Henley, Jr.

April 7, 1966 — April 7, 2024


James "Jay" Alexander Henley, Jr., 58, of Charlotte, NC, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2024.

Jay was born April 7, 1966, in Charlotte, NC, to the late James Alexander Henley and Georgia Messer Henley Frost. In addition to his father, Jay was also preceded in death by grandparents, Vera Messer; Ruby and Dainer Frost; aunts, Helen Anderson and Carol Darnell; and uncle, Ronnie Messer. 

Jay was an extroverted, fun-loving, prideful man. Jay was a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the Alabama Crimson Tide, and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. He often enjoyed playing golf, baseball, basketball, and football with his sons. Jay graduated from West Charlotte High School in Charlotte, NC. He spent his former years working for Levy Restaurants contracted out mainly to Charlotte Motor Speedway/NASCAR, and his latter years working for Blue Dot Readi-Mix. Jay was a man of faith who attended Gloryland Baptist Church. Most of all, Jay was a loving father, son, brother, and uncle. 

Jay is survived by his two sons, James "Alex" Henley III of Bessemer City, NC, and Adam J. Henley of Austin, TX; parents, Georgia and Jack Frost of Charlotte, NC; brothers, Doug Henley of Charlotte, NC and Derek (Tabitha) Frost of Port Charlotte, FL; nephew, Jackson Henley of Gainesville, GA; niece, Ruby Frost of Port Charlotte, FL; aunt, Sandy Crump of Kannapolis, NC; and cousin, Alice Anderson of Charlotte, NC.

Jay's celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Gloryland Baptist Church, 3001 Gloryland Ave, Charlotte, officiated by Rev. Sammy Case.  The family will receive friends one hour prior (1:00 pm) to the service at the church.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gloryland Baptist Church.
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