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Earl Jay Way, Jr

September 7, 1959 — October 27, 2017

Earl Jay Way Jr of Bloomingdale GA crossed the finish line on Friday, 10/27/2017, at the age of 58, following a short illness.

Earl is survived by his wife and soulmate, Brandi Way of Bloomingdale, GA two sons, Earl Jay Way III (Sheena Wood Way) of Brooklet, GA, Teddy Lee Way of Bloomingdale, GA and his daughter Sheena-Beth Way of Rincon, GA; 6 grandchildren, Earl J. Way IV, Ian "Macay" Way, Annabelle and Abigail Morgan, Chase Callaway and Austynn Gordy. Earl has 2 surviving brothers, Doug Ramsey (Debbi Ramsey) of Richmond Hill, GA and Fred Ramsey of Bloomingdale, GA and sisters, Judy Ramsey-Mock (Isaac Mock) of Ellabell, GA and Angie Way-Walls. He is predeceased by his father, Earl "Buddy" Way Sr, mother, Ola Way and sister, Wanda Way.

Earl was born on September 7th 1959 in Savannah GA, growing up on Fenwick Ave.

From an early age, Earl was always tinkering with bicycles and as he grew, automobiles. He turned his love of mechanics into a lifelong career as an auto and then diesel mechanic. He opened Way's Amoco on Hwy. 17 with his father, Earl Way, Sr. and later moved on to Keen Transport, and some years later, to TICO. Earl was quite the prankster with a passion for NASCAR, the beach and his family. He had a habit of pranking his coworkers with a rubber snake he'd hide in unsuspecting places, causing many laughs and scares. Earl always enjoyed cruising the beach in the corvette with his pit crew, wife "Brandle" and youngest son, Teddy. In his earlier days, Earl enjoyed spending time at his fathers shop with his oldest son and "main man" Jay by his side. The three Earl's made memories talking cars and turning wrenches. Earl's daughter, Sheena, was forever his "little girl" raised right by her daddy on Falcons football, Peanut Buster Parfaits and Keith Whitley on the stereo.

In the end, Earl crossed that finish line, checkered flags waving, a winner; Surrounded by the ones he loved the most, left behind to celebrate his victory with many laughs, a lot of love and precious memories to fill their hearts.
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