Obituary of Jay "JayBob" Robert Bickford
Jaybob (Jay Robert) Bickford, was born in Coolidge, Arizona on May 2, 1940, to Jay W Bickford and Phyllis Sturgeon Bickford. He rode into the sunset on July 26, 2022. Jaybob loved hunting, fishing, and horseback riding. However, his true talent and passion was for fastpitch softball. His career spanned from 1962 to 1987, during this time he had many amazing accomplishments, which include pitching 62 no-hitters and 16 perfect games. He was inducted into the ISC National Softball Hall of Fame in 1999, Arizona Softball Hall of Fame in 2000, and the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. Jaybob leaves behind his wife of 27 years, Billie Bickford, as well as his previous wife, Kay Bickford. His 3 children, daughters Kim Bickford (Mindy), Holly Leal (Joe), and his son Robert Darin Bickford, along with 2 stepdaughters, Laura (Santiago) and Leslie. He is also survived by his brother Jimmy Bickford and sister Janie Rhodes, 9 grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren and 2 great-greatgrandchildren. He is proceeded in death by his parents, one brother and a stepdaughter. "We love you J.B. you will be deeply missed, but we will carry your memory in our hearts every-day. Please watch over us." A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022, 2:00 pm at Meldrum Mortuary & Crematory, 52 N. McDonald, Mesa, AZ 85201. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make donations in Jaybob's name to The Arizona Softball Foundation, 3818 E. St Catherine, Phoenix, AZ 85042. Previous Events Celebration of Life SEP 10. 2:00 PM (MT) Meldrum Mortuary 52 N Macdonald Mesa, AZ 85201 email@example.com https://www.meldrummortuary.com Loading mapTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jay Bickford, please visit Tribute Store
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