Dr. Jason Andrew Lashley was born February 21, 1978 in Muskogee, Okla. to Tommy Gene Lashley and Karen Huggins Lashley. Dr. Lashley passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday January 28, 2017.
He attended Ft. Gibson Elementary, Jenks West Elementary and Edmond Cimarron Middle School. He graduated in 1996 from Edmond Memorial High School and continued on to Oklahoma Christian University. While there, he was a member of the Summer Singers and grew in his passion and talent as a musician; playing a variety of instruments. He participated in the Vienna studies program and enjoyed travelling abroad with rich cultural experiences.
Jason continued in his musical pursuits after graduation and became lead guitarist for Jami Smith while touring the globe. He often talked about the many places in the world he had traveled. He and his oldest brother, Ryan, had a wonderful trip throughout Europe together. Jason looked back on his times of travel fondly and with joy.
In the summer of 2005, Jason made a decision to begin pursuing a career in medicine. He enrolled in the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine in Chicago, Ill. Jason joined his older brother Nathan in his career pursuits and they would often sit and talk medicine for hours while listening to their favorite music.
Dr. Lashley loved sports and shared a special bond of OU football with his family. He was a committed physician and continued to advance his knowledge to provide his patients with the best care. He was a skilled surgeon and was pioneering new techniques and procedures.
His passion for music never waned and he would often play with friends or at church. He was most proud of his beautiful children Chloe Starr Lashley (age 7), Stella Elizabeth Lashley (age 6), and Emmett Jones Lashley (age 4). Jason was a talented and brilliant person who touched so many lives in his short 38 years.
The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all those who have shared their wonderful memories of him. Please continue to send your love and support to his family, especially to his darling children. In lieu of flowers the family will be setting up a memorial fund at a later date to support Chloe, Stella, and Emmett.
Jason Andrew Lashley was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Tommy and Wanda Lashley, maternal great grandmother Alma Jones, and maternal grandmother Wilma Huggins.
His survivors include immediate family members: maternal grandfather James Clarence Huggins; father Tommy Gene Lashley and his wife Marcheta Lashley, mother Karen Lashley Stalcup and her husband Steve Stalcup, brother Ryan Lashley and nephew Aidan Spencer; brother Dr. Nathan Lashley and wife Holly Lashley and niece Addison Jean; Morgandi Lashley and their precious children Chloe Starr, Stella Elizabeth and Emmett Jones.
Other survivors include: Uncle Rick Lashley and his wife Nancye, Uncle Jim Huggins and his wife Joyce, Aunt Holly Huggins Gambill and her husband Royce, cousins Sara Walker Lashley, Scott Lashley, Chris Lashley, Jill Huggins Newberry, Julie Huggins Laney, Josh Huggins, Matt Gambill and Zach Gambill. He had many special relationships throughout his life and we want to honor all of those whom he loved.
The family requests memorial donations be made to "The Children of Jason Lashley Memorial Fund" Valley National Bank 4812 E. 81st St. Tulsa, OK 74137.
Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Matthews Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 1 at Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond, OK. Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, February 2 at Citizens Cemetery in Ft. Gibson, OK.
Published on February 1, 2017