Jay Barrymore

Jay and I have known each other for many years and have also seen a lot of ups and downs, both financially and in relationships. We're mostly kind of like brothers, and in that kind of relationship, you do get those times when you don't see eye-to-eye and stop talking to each other, sometimes for years. But we have experienced a lot together and have some great memories.

He did run two websites, one a photo tour of Las Vegas and the other the same of Southern Louisiana. Because of circumstances, he did lose interest in them. Meanwhile, he still has a personal website, www.jaybarrymore.com, 

Jay was living in Laughlin, Nevada after retiring from his employ with the State of New Mexico for many years. He did quite well for himself, being able to retire at 62 with a fairly decent retirement income. His idea was to enjoy the fruits of his labors and I would imagine that he somewhat does, but a lot of his retirement plans have been put on the back burner because of health concerns. The old saying, "The best laid plans of mice and men sometimes go awry," seems to be apropos in this case. He now lives across the river in Bullhead City, Arizona sharing a great house with his son Vernon and his daughter, Robyn.

Here's Jay sharing the photo spotlight with his daughter, Robyn in front of the Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas, Nevada in October, 2010.

Jay at my ex-wife, Kathy's burial in Searchlight, Nevada on October 30, 2010. May she rest in peace.

Jay, his daughter Chauntel, and granddaughter Hannah at the London venue of "Wicked." Photo taken Friday, Sept 7, 2018 while travelling in the UK. They also got to see "Wicked" in New York City thirteen days later during the same trip. From Jay's Facebook page.

Here is a photo of Jay (he's the short old guy) beside his son, Ian taken in 2019 and posted on Facebook. Well, Jay isn't that short, but he looks like alongside his son!!!


Here is a photo of Ian and Robyn taken late November, 2022 and posted on Facebook.

To the left (on a regular computer screen) is a picture of Jay's dog Dodger and above a photo of Jay and one of his compatriots that appeared on Facebook late 2022.