Jay Edward Marik was born April 3, 1936 in Mountain View, Missouri, the son of Edward J. and Willie Nadine (Goodman) Marik. He departed this life on January 25, 2012 at his home in Theodosia, Missouri at the age of 75 years.
Jay was united in marriage to Sheila Jean Gromer on February 29, 1984 in St. Louis, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jack; one sister-in-law, Donna Marik; one brother-in-law, Johnny Gromer; and one nephew, Chad Marik.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila, of the home; two sons, Sonny Bannister and wife, Barbara, of Imperial, MO and Johnny Bannister and wife, Tonya, of Ellington, MO; one brother, Thomas R. Marik of Hillsboro, MO; eight sisters-in-law, including Kathryn Marik; three brothers-in-law; three nieces, Dana Francis, Karen Cox, and Janet Huskey; one nephew, Richard Marik; and four grandchildren.
Jay loved painting landscapes, fishing, woodcarving, and making fishing lures. He greatly enjoyed his family.