Jason Ryan McNeel

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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”. 


There is no service at this time, but a celebration of life will be held in October. There will be two services:  in Kansas for family and friends, and another in Oklahoma for family and friends. 


  1. Mary & Jack on July 22, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    My first roommate ever. I believe Jason was about 1 at the time. Franny and Jim were so kind to take me in. Rest in peace Jason. Franny and Jim and the rest of the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you guys.

  2. Mary Brunschmid on July 22, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Jason, You were my very first roomate at the age of 1. I will never forget you. Rest in peace. You will be sorely missed. Franny and Jim, you and all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. Mary & Jack

  3. Julie Cordell on July 6, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    I have such great memories of Jason. He always had a smile and something funny to say. I had just been out to eat that week and he was our server. Gave us the family discount because he said we were ‘family’. I know he leaves his family with a lifetime of wonderful memories and the pain of his passing far too soon. Much love to all of you.

  4. Jimmie on June 29, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    To a brother who always was there when you needed him ,I love you and will miss you always

  5. Alfred Martinez on June 27, 2021 at 7:08 am

    No way Brother. You just told me happy birthday the day before. You were the best to work with, a friend to smoke with. You will be greatly missed. Love you Brother.

  6. Champaign martin on June 26, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Damn it seems like the people you would expect to be around all the time are gone to soon Jason was a great friend. Funny, life of the party type of person always with the jokes I think that’s part of the reason we became friends. The memories are what will always come to mind when I hear or see your name. My favorite memory with you is the time you brought edibles to work and neglected to tell everyone what they were at first I had 3………….I’ve never been more hungry than that day lol. Your passing is sad to hear but at the same time I’m grateful to have been friends with you and hope that I leave the type of happy memories with others around me that you left on the people around you. Love you brother Rest easy and keep the angels smiling until I get there

  7. Melissa and Kevin clements on June 26, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    My husband and I was very thankful to meet you in Panama city beach FL at a motel you worked at he was the best ever we made good friends right away and at end of vacation it was sad to leave and say goodbye but we stayed in touch on Facebook and I will never forget our fun time together we love you.

  8. Nony on June 24, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    My Love, My Brother My friend! You have always been there for me with a warm smile, a big hug and an open mind. You never judged me or ridiculed me. You never asked me to be more than who I am. You were the best friend and I was lucky to have you. Thanks for loving me with your whole heart. Gone to soon. I still owe you some Gumbo in July. This is crazy! I love you man. You were perfect.

  9. Nathan McCarther on June 23, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    I love you brother. I will never forget the times we had. Rest In Heaven Jason.

  10. Bill McNeel on June 23, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Loved that kid he always made me think of The life of Brian when I talked to him
    “Always look on the bright of life”

  11. Whitney Fountain on June 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jason had a kind heart and an infectious laugh. No words can truly embody the person he was.

  12. Wisdom on June 23, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Even tho I did not have the chance to meet you J I know you are a wonderful and amazing friend ❤️ I will miss you forever

  13. LuAnn Pawlowski on June 23, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    My heart aches for your sadness……I am deeply sorry …..

  14. Kyndol on June 23, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Jason will be missed. Love you cousin and we’ll be there if you need/want us to be. Hugs!

  15. Gerri Boike on June 23, 2021 at 11:22 am

    So sorry about your loss. Jason was just an amazing person. May God hold him and your family as you go through this difficult time. We are here. Love you all.

    • S Enke on June 24, 2021 at 10:15 am

      As a neighbor and friend, I had never met a more honest and lovable soul. He was a hard worker and never judge anyone that I knew of. I frequently would smell his grilling next door, which made me want to sneak over and steal his food, but of course never did. His dog, buddy Chocolate was always running over to the fence with the biggest smile, my grand daughter and I loved that dog. They are together again now in heaven. He will be missed

  16. Linda Blank on June 23, 2021 at 10:12 am

    So sorry for your loss! We are here for you .

    • Ouida Nash on June 23, 2021 at 1:46 pm

      Miss you already. The memories that we shared together came rushing back. Love you Jasso you will be truly missed.

  17. Franny McNeel on June 23, 2021 at 9:33 am

    I love you so much❤️❤️❤️

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