Jason Scott Hurst

Jason Scott Hurst, 40 of Lawrence, KS passed away suddenly on November 23, 2014 of an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Lawrence, KS on February 9, 1974. He was the son of Sheila Hurst and was employed at Wheatfields Bakery.

Jason was a dedicated son, father, partner and friend. His family and friends meant the world to him. His closest loved ones and all that met him saw his true loyalty, love and care for others. A generous man who always made decisions that was better for the bigger whole. A bright light went out but will never be forgotten. We bid you goodnight. Rest your beautiful soul Jason. We love you, but Jesus loves you the best…good night, good night, good night.

Jason is survived by his beloved mother, Sheila Hurst; life partner, Melissa Gaston; son, Kindred; grandparents, Ron and Joanne Hurst; uncles, Jay and Chris Hurst; and aunts, Traci Gabert and Aronda Hurst.

A visitation will be held at from 3 – 5 p.m. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to the gofundme.com/JasonHurstMemorial.

21 Condolences

  1. Julie Crowe on November 26, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I am so saddened to hear about Jason’s passing. He and I worked together for several years and he was such a nice guy. Beautiful smile that was contagious, and always willing to help others. We spent a lot of time talking about all sorts of things. I have some very fond memories of Jason. Jason loved his family and that was very evident when he spoke about them because he would just light up. I am keeping the entire family in my thoughts and prayers and if there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. You will be missed by many my friend. RIP Jason.

  2. Tareena Evans on November 26, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    My heart goes out to Jason’s family during this time! I will always remember hanging out with him when we were at Grandma Logan’s house!! Just a few years ago I reconnected with Jason, and he acted like we never lost touch! RIP my friend!!

  3. John Kriner on November 26, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    He was my brother. I knew him as such for most of my life. Some of my best days were spent with him. I love him dearly.

  4. J Reese on November 26, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    You will be missed. So sorry for his family. R.I.P

  5. Angie McCartney Dick an Dalton Holl on November 27, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Jason will be for ever missed in so many hearts. Dalton an I send our true sympathy to all his family an loved ones. He was one of a kind! My son an I thought the world of him an for ever will! RIP, are dear Friend, till we meet AGAIN!

  6. Eric Ryan on November 27, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I knew Jason through my son’s Scout troop. He was one of the nicest, most genuine people I’ve known, and his smile was truly contagious. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  7. Teresa Cumpton on November 27, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Im gonna miss you J. Your smiling face. I miss talking to you in the backyard. May you R.I.P. we will meet again someday. My heart goes out to your family may they find some comfort and peace during these trying days ahead. You’ll be greatly missed. Always in my prayers.

  8. Dale Seele on November 27, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Most sincere condolences at this difficult time. May the good lord give you peace and comfort as he has given Jason.

  9. Fred Shirk on November 27, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I didn’t know Jason, but the Hurst family lived in the neighborhood when they were youngsters. Shella was a bit older than our sons and she would babyset with them when we happened to have a night out. Sorry to read about this happening to such a young fellow——“”OLD NEIGHBOR””” Fred/Linda

  10. Sam Thrift on November 28, 2014 at 4:30 am

    J is the best friend I’ve ever known! He was my brother from another mother. He called my mom mom & she called him son. We seen the upside & the downside of this country from coast to coast! I still can’t believe he is gone! I wish I could be there so we could get this done & get him out of that tight ass box like he would want! A part of me is gone! Who else but Smiling J would even attempt to hitch hike to the Bahamas on a Malibu drivers license with me & actually pull it off! So many roads still to see ! I love you J see u on the flip side bro! Peace!

  11. Eric Carter on November 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I love you big brother. Words cant even begin to explain what you meant to me. I’m definitely gonna keep your family in my prayers. I cant believe my best friend is gone!

  12. Cheryl and Ken Mooney on November 28, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Sheila – we are so very sorry. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. You will be in our prayers.

  13. James Taylor on November 28, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Kindred, my heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of Jason, your father. He will always be with you in spirit.

  14. Tina Harris on November 28, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I worked with Jason for 4 years and we talked everyday. He had his hard days dealing with his demons, but he was so sweet and fun to be around. A very good friend to me! I’m do sorry Melissa and Kindred for your loss. You will be in my prayers !

  15. Craig Byers on November 29, 2014 at 10:54 am

    To the Husrt family – the Harvey and Byers family want to extend our heart felt sympathy to your family. May gods love and prayer get you thru this troubling time.
    From – Dorthey Harvey, Craig & Dwight Byers, and John Green.

  16. Cindy Wisdom on December 1, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I’m so sorry about Jason’s passing. He was certainly a beautiful man. My son, Tony remembers him when they were about 5-6 yrs. old. He remembers going to Sheila’s house for Sunday dinner all the time back then. Sheila, I regret not making it to the funeral home. Situations prevented me to be there, however my thoughts are there for the family. God bless.

  17. Michele (PeeWee) Simpson on December 1, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Sheila & Hurst family: I am truly sorry for your loss. There are no other words I can say to ease your sorrow so I am praying for you. Sheila I am so sorry to have missed the visitation. Please know I am thinking of you. God bless you all & may Jason RIP.

  18. Linda Martin James on December 2, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    I am so very sorry about the loss of your son. It’s hard to lose someone especially this time of the year. I don’t I ever got to meet him but I do know he had a great Mother….I have wide shoulders if u ever need one to cry on or just listen to u. Give my love and sympathy to the rest of the family. RI{ Jason

  19. Robin Ragland Hill on December 3, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Sheila, my heart aches for you. It’s been a very long time since LHS and we last saw each other but we both are mothers who have lost God’s most precious gifts…our sons. My son, Jason Hill, passed away in January this year in his sleep. God holds them both now. Jesus has carried me and will carry you…may you find comfort in the memories you hold in your heart and in loved ones arms.

  20. Cassity family on December 3, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Our thoughts are with you. So sorry for your loss. -Bob, Dorothy, Bill and Lisa.

  21. Heather Krase-Minnick on December 5, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Sheila ~ So shocked and saddened to learn about Jason’s passing. I can only imagine your grief. I pray that the condolences of those who knew Jason bring you comfort as it is apparent you raised a fine man. I would love to contribute to a memorial fund. The gofundme link would not work for me. I’ll reach out to Warren-McElwain for instructions.

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