Jay Carnine

Jay Carnine

Jay Carnine of Kingman died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, in Las Vegas of a massive brain bleed. His wife, Gay, daughters, granddaughters and son-in-law were with him.
Jay was born Jan. 27, 1940, and raised in Ventura, Calif. It was there that his love of street rods was born. That love grew throughout his life and he had many rods come and go until about 1986, when he started building his dream care, a 1932 Ford roadster. He drove that car anywhere and everywhere loving every minute. We had many good times in it and made many new and wonderful friends along the way.
He retired at age 55, after 35 years with Southern California Edison. We kept in touch with many good friends we made during those years. He was a kind, loving, compassionate, intelligent man. He reveled in sharing his vast knowledge with anyone who asked.
Jay wrote and published two great books, Pinkie and California Hot Rodder. He mentored many people on the Web site that he was a member of. He shared dozens of great stories, talked with so many friends there about rods and freely gave of his awesome intelligence.
Jay leaves behind his beloved wife, Gay; their daughters, Cheri (Pat) of Las Vegas and Deb of Kingman; his sister, Shari (Phil) of Texas; his brother, Louie (Marci) of Ojai, Calif.; grandchildren, Cory (Tika) of Tennessee, Kristie (Wil) of Georgia (who have Kyla Ann, two years old, the most beautiful, funny and wonderful great-granddaughter!); and Melissa Carnine of Kingman. Jay also has two great-grandsons on the way, one in November and one in February. He is also survived by three nephews and one niece and their children.
He was predeceased by his parents, Chet and Clytie, paternal and maternal grandparents, three uncles and one aunt.
No services planned at this time. Godspeed Jay! You are now driving your roadster on heaven's endless highways.