Jay DeMarcus’ Beloved Father, ‘Wayno,’ Dies

“Enjoy Heaven, you’ve earned it…”


Lauren Jo Black

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October 29, 2020

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Jay DeMarcus and Father

Rascal Flatts’ bassist, Jay DeMarcus, is mourning the loss of his father.

DeMarcus took to social media to share the devastating news of his passing on Thursday (Oct. 29).

“I lost my musical hero and Father this morning,” DeMarcus wrote. “Known as ‘Wayno’ to most, he impacted everyone around him, and he was bigger than life to me. I could never explain in just a few words how important the musical bond was that we shared-it meant everything to me.”

He went on to praise his father for teaching him how to play and for always pushing him to do his best.

“I have a lifetime of memories that will now be my comfort, as I face this life now without him,” he continued. “Rest In Peace my precious Dad, I was always proud to be called your son, and I will miss you forever. Enjoy Heaven, you’ve earned it…”

Joe Don Rooney shared his condolences with his longtime bandmate, writing: “Praying hard for you and your family brother. So sorry for your loss. Loved Wayno dearly and enjoyed so many amazing talks w that man through the years… no doubt he was so extremely proud of you, 1,000%!!! Sending love & healing light yours and your family’s way.”

Our thoughts and prayers for with the DeMarcus family during this difficult time.

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