James "Jay Tee" McGlocton of Scranton died Thursday at home.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of Lauri Lavelle of Scranton and the late James McGlocton. He was educated in Scranton public schools and was a graduate of Scranton High School; he also attended the McCann School of Business. He had worked for the city of Scranton in the Department of Public Works and also worked at United Neighborhood Centers in child care. Jay Tee was blessed with a very special gift. He had a special way of making you feel safe at all times. He was always there for whoever needed comforting. He loved his children and family with all his heart and soul, and they loved him in turn. He was a man whose heart was unmatched by any. He was a true warrior of God, and now, God needs him back home. He will be profoundly missed by all who knew him, because, if you knew him, you had to love him. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and video game professional, in his mind.
Also surviving are five children, Briana DeHart, James McGlocton, Rayne DeHart, Taralee McGlocton and Tayvion McGlocton; three brothers, Derek Lavelle, Michael Ray and Michael C. Ray?; and his maternal nani, Shirley A. Lavelle, all of Scranton; aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; numerous friends; and two godsons, Michael Castellano and Robert Rhodes. He was also preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Pender and Carrie McGlocton; and maternal grandfather, Thomas J. Lavelle.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Salvation Apostolic Temple, 223 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Friends may call Monday, 5 to 8 p.m., in the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St., Scranton, and Tuesday, 10 until time of service at the church. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the family.