William Patrick Jayjohn

April 05, 1942 ‒ August 23, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

On the morning of August 23, 2020, William Patrick Jayjohn (Bill) went home to be with the Lord. He spent his last days peacefully at home, surrounded by his family and those he touched in a small way throughout his memorable life.

Bill was born April 5, 1942 to Emmet Edward (Ted) and Ethel Francis Jayjohn of Columbus, Ohio. He married the love of his life Dianna Lea (Dee) Jayjohn on April 7, 1963. The two settled down in Centerburg, OH where they raised their four children.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to many. His uncanny ability to brighten a room whether through a smile, song or a little two step (more like a jig) will be missed by all. He was a faithful Christian and a member of the freemasons. Bill loved his Ohio State Buckeyes (upset about no season until his last breath), the Cleveland Browns and enjoyed being on the golf course.

Bill was survived by his wife, Dianna (Dee) Jayjohn, his three sons Pat (Lisa) Jayjohn, Wesley Jayjohn, Don (Donna) Jayjohn , his daughter Tammy (Todd) Hawkins, his sister Barbara Chesson, 8 grandchildren Brandt (Nicole) Hawkins, Brynn (Justin) May, Bryee (Ryan) Guisinger, Christian Jayjohn, Erinn Jayjohn, Brody Jayjohn, Kayley (Josh) Mikulec, Emily Jayjohn, 6 great-grandchildren Aidin, Austin, Asher, Brezlynn, Zyran and Hudson. Bill was also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and special friend Jerry Looker.

Bill was preceded in death by parents Emmet and Ethel Jayjohn, sisters and brother in laws Liz and Frank Glover, Shirley and Josh Randall, and brothers and sister in laws Richard and Patty Jayjohn and Tom and Mary Jayjohn and brother in law Doug Chesson.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio; 2269 Cherry Valley Rd SE, Newark, OH 43055.

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  • To all of uncle bills family, I’m beyond sorry to hear about his death. I know exactly how you are feeling right now having lost both my parents. He was always so funny and definitly bring everyone to tears. He is with his parents now and brothers and sisters so im sure they are rejoicing right now. God bless all of you.

  • Prayers and thoughts for all the family. Uncle Bill was one of a kind he has brought much love and many laughs to all of us. Loved him so much he has definitely left an empty spot in my heart. I can promise you he will never be forgotten.

  • To ALL the Jaynohn family.

    I’m deeply saddened by the new of your dad’s passing.
    There are no words to take away your pain. Nothing can fill the void that you all feel.
    Losing a parent or both is SO hard. Sometimes we feel we can’t take another step, or another breath.
    We know this changes our lives forever.
    Your dad was a Christian man. We have that promise knowing you can see him again.
    To Wes,
    I went to school and graduated with you. I am so VERY sorry for your loss.
    You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Remember, it’s not good-bye. It’s see you later.

    Love Judy Hall Goeppinger

  • So sorry for your loss. Bill was a special person with a great sense of humor. He left his mark on this earth and will be fondly remembered.

  • Donnie, Wes and the whole family,
    I can not begin to imagine your loss or the pain of losing a parent. I really liked your dad, such a nice guy. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I’m really sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill was a Special Man always with his sense of humor, always a good word. He loved his family so, so much that was evident. A Proud Father.
    I hadn’t seen him much in recent years ( always hated it that He & Dee left Cburg) and the last couple times I ran into him was in Kroger…what a hoot he was, always made me laugh and left me with hoping to see him more often.
    Sending my Love Tam, to All of your Family and my deepest Sympathy.
    ” It goes to show…. the Buckeyes couldn’t have a Season without him ” !
    Sincerely, Betsy Dilger and

  • So sorry for your loss. His big smile, his humor will be greatly missed. Always fun to be around for the short time that we knew him. It was very well worth it. May he Rest In Peace🙏🙏

  • Wild Bill is gone from our presence, but not in our hearts. I am so very sorry for that big piece that is missing in your lives Jayjohn Family. Bill and Dee always made me feel loved and welcomed, no matter how long we were apart. Brings a smile to my face thinking of him laughing and carrying on about the Browns and THE Buckeyes. We will miss you my friend.

  • So sorry to loose another of our Wyandot family. Bill “Pablo” Jayjohn was part of our daily lives for over 20 years (not counting the times he quit, packed up his tools and went home mad) . He told it like it was. Over the years he shared with us laughter, hope, good sense and a little bit of craziness when we needed it most. We will miss him.

  • to all my neices and nephews of my special brother Bill Jayjohn.
    What a joy he was to everyone and coul d a;ways make yo smile or laugh out loud.
    I am so sad he has left us.
    He was a Christian , and I know he will be happy to meet his Lord and all of his siblings and Mom and Dad.
    I shall miss him so much.

  • So sorry for the loss of loved one. Bill was a special and always laughing and cutting up with everyone. I always enjoyed visiting with him and and his brother Hammer. I saw them often at the Krogers in Mount Vernon. Bill will be missed. I know what it’s like to lose a loved one. May God give you peace and comfort during your broken hearts and help heal them with time.

    Your friends, Al and Pauline Smith