Jay Oughton

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Ralph “Jay” Oughton, Jr, 76, of Belleville, IL, born December 9, 1946, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, January 29, 2023.

Jay attended St. Teresa Grade School and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1964. He was a United States Army veteran and served in the Vietnam War in 1966. Mr. Oughton had a long career as a meat cutter and was a member of the Meat Cutters Union Local #534. During his retirement, he often volunteered for Meals on Wheels.  He enjoyed golf, traveling, and going to Cardinal baseball games. Jay played in many billiard tournaments with the American Poolplayers Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Norma, nee Kessler, Oughton.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy, nee Gantner, Oughton; a daughter, Laura Oughton; two brothers, David (Marie) Oughton and Neal (Nancie) Oughton; a sister-in-law, Barbara (Dennis) Pollmann; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 2023, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 2023, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


5 Comments on Jay Oughton

kevin kubitschek said : Guest Report Feb 21, 2023 at 9:49 AM

Condolences to the family

  • New Athens
  • IL
Martin Berg said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2023 at 5:34 AM

Dave, So sorry to learn of the loss of your brother Jay. May you and the family find peace after his passing.

  • Forest Park
  • IL
Rita Uhl said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 3:10 PM

Dear Kathy So sorry to learn of your husband Jay’s passing. May he rest in peace forever Rita Schanherr Uhl. (Notre Dame)

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
bill shambro said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 10:57 AM

Jay's dad Ralph and I played softball on St; Theresa's team many years ago when Jay was just a kid. May he rest in peace.

  • belleville
  • il.
Mary Poettker said : Guest Report Jan 30, 2023 at 11:51 PM

Dear Kathy, Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. May Jay be resting in our Lord's loving embrace and may you and your family receive His comfort and peace. Blessings on you! Mary Therese (Thouvenot) Poettker

  • St. Peters
  • MO

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