Jay Figgins, 79


Jay Figgins, age 79, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Thursday, July 28, 2022, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas.  He was born March 19, 1943, in Fowler, Kansas, the son of Ennis and Marian (Custer) Figgins.

Jay grew up on the farm north of Manter and graduated from Manter High School in 1961.  Jay married Judy K. Morris on March 22, 1964, in Johnson.  Together they farmed in Stanton County until 1992 when Jay went into partnership with his son, Dalyn at Precision Auto Body.  Jay and Judy moved to Ulysses in 1996 and resided there until his retirement in 2008 and then moved to Canton, Oklahoma.  For many years, they spent their summers boating and fishing on Canton Lake and spent their winters in South Texas.   

Jay served on the ASCS, Stanton County Conservation District, and Johnson Co-op Boards. He served as a Scout Leader and was a member of the Bear Creek Gun Club, Johnson First United Methodist Church and was a Past Master of the Johnson Masonic Lodge #441.  Jay enjoyed trap shooting, camping, fishing, boating, riding motorcycles, and treasure hunting. 

Jay is survived by his wife, Judy; sons, Dalyn Figgins and wife Kari, and Darrin Figgins and wife Stacy all of Ulysses; brothers, Orville Figgins and wife Faye of Johnson, Robert Figgins and wife Mary Lou of Manter, Richard Figgins and wife Diane of Springfield, Colorado, and Russell Figgins and wife Jackie of Pueblo, Colorado; five grandchildren, Craig Figgins, Chance Figgins, Ceshalyn Rust and husband Steven, Cenzi Figgins, and Rylan Figgins; six great-grandchildren, Aaliyah, Drayden, Sutton Jo, Josh, Trace, and Amelia; and a host of family and friends. 

Jay is preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Chuck and Hazel Morris; and sister, Barbara Smith.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 10:00 AM at Garnand Funeral Home Chapel in Ulysses with Minister Warren Baldwin and Mike Anderson officiating.  The service will be live streamed on Garnand Funeral Home face book page.  Burial will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson with Masonic Rites conducted by Johnson Masonic Lodge #441.  Visitation will be Monday, August 1, 2022, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses.  Memorial contributions may be given to the Ulysses Church of Christ in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS  67880.  Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.