He was originally called Jay-Bird. Jay was born in Punta Gorda, Florida. He played baseball as a young man and later wrestled for Carroll County High School team in Hillsville, Virginia. Jay attended South Miami High School ((1984-1986)in Miami, Florida, and Carroll County High School (1986-1987). After drifting for a while in Florida, he joined the Navy and was trained as an aircraft mechanic. While in the service he met and married Marnie who then worked for the IRS.
After leaving the Navy, Jay and his family moved to Layton, Utah. Jay worked in a factory and as a fireman. Jay worked for the State of Florida with children in the justice system. He is now working for a hospital in the medical field.
Jay and Marnie's children are:
1. Weston Eric (26-Apr-1991,
2. Patrick (15-Jul-1992) and
3. Trevor (6-Sep-1994).
The children are living with Marnie in Utah. Jay now lives in Florida not too far from his parents and his other close relatives.
There were no children of the marriage to Kelly who had a daughter, Kelsey, from a prior marriage. Rachelle has two children of a prior marriage.