Jason Ryan McNeel passed away on June 17, 2021. He was born September 3, 1981, in Ponca City Oklahoma, to James and Frances McNeel. Jason moved with his parents in 1986 to Overland Park, Kansas, where he graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School. He entered the Marine Corps in 2000. He later moved to San Antonio, Texas where he married Kristie McNeel on February 6, 2013, before moving back to Overland Park, Kansas in 2016. He resides in Kansas City, Kansas with his love Brook Wade and her daughter Ariel Roth.
Jason loved music, grilling out with family, playing all sorts of board games, and video games. He enjoyed kayaking and bonfires at Wyandotte County Lake. As a younger child, Jason enjoyed horseback riding with his Papa and cousins at “Little Creek Horse Ranch”, and trail rides with Papa and Grandpa Randol. He spent many summers in Oklahoma with his Grandma and Grandpa Randol, planting trees, fishing, and helping Grandma in the yard. He spent as much time as he could at the Lake of the Ozarks with Papa and Honey, fishing, swimming, and kneeboarding.
A server by trade, his customers loved him. He always had a smile for everyone. He always wanted a Bull Mastiff, but found “Buddy Chocolates”, and found a best buddy for life.
His life wish was to own a surf shop on the beach and live in the back. He always said it was “the best of both worlds”.