Jason D. Roark

September 17, 1974 ‒ November 26, 2019

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Jason D. Roark, age 45, of Mount Gilead, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 26, 2019, while on a job site as a trim carpenter.

He was born on September 17, 1974 in Marion, OH, the son of Tina G. Deyo.

As a skilled laborer, Jason was self-employed as a trim carpenter and recently enjoyed working for Price Carpentry.

Jason always lived for the moment. He had the biggest heart for those around him. He could  never tell someone “no I can’t”, even if it meant his day would be more difficult. Always wanting to visit a friend or neighbor, he often would end up offering to lend a hand with an odd job or by running them somewhere as he was known to be on the go a lot. Jason also loved entertaining the neighborhood kids who he adored.

His own family meant the world to him and will be forever remembered as Goofy Uncle Jay. Uncle Jay loved to tease his niece Kara just to hear her giggle. Always wanting to lecture his nephews Luke and Chase about life and how not to make dumb choices “like me” he would say, because somehow, he was known to find trouble a time or two.

Jason was an avid lover of most all types of music; excluding county and his annoying little sisters pop music when they were kids. He had a special love of his heavy metal music which he always played while he worked.

He is survived by his mother, Tina Deyo of Mount Gilead; his father Ed Rogers of Florida; sister (sissy), Angie (Matt) Wenger of Fredericktown; nieces and nephews: Paxton (Cody), Luke, Chase, Kara, Megan, Darvin, Story, and Donald; lifelong friend, Lil “G”; extended family member, Stan Cochran; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, along with many bonus siblings.

Jason was preceded in death by his step mother, Rhonda Rogers; and a brother, Neil Collins.

His family will greet friends from 3 to 6 PM, Monday December 2, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH43338) A service to celebrate his life will follow at 6PM with Celebrant Galen McLeod officiating.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with final expenses.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Jason’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Jay was a true friend to all. Fun to be around, Positive, and cared about everyone. He will be missed and so will his contagious smile. Sending prayers of comfort to all who knew and loved him

  • Tina Sending many thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. 💗💗💗🙏🙏💗💗💗

  • You will be missed by so many! Heartbroken to hear of this loss 💔 prayers to your family for peace and comfort!

  • Lots of childhood memories! Never a dull moment!
    Sending condolences to all of you ❣️
    Love Billie Jo

  • Jason was such a nice guy. Always laughing and joking. He will be missed.Prayers for all of the family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Jason will be sadly missed. And always a brother at heart. We will always love you in our hearts brother.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers for all of you. So many memories of this ornery kid. He will be missed.

  • Sending hugs and prayers for family
    May the Lord comfort you all and give you strength during this season

  • Jason was loved by many. We are all truly feeling his loss. Love to ALL of Jason’s family and countless Friends. May each of us find comfort in Jason’s Memory ❤️

  • My condolences to Jason’s Family. I remember Jason when we were in the Boy Scouts, I believe. He was always the one who found trouble but overall he was a good person. Truly upsetting that he has passed. R.I.P. my good friend.

  • Jason, you are on of the coolest people we’ve ever known. We always had fun in school and out. I feel blessed to have been able to see you recently. Hearts are broken and sad. We’ll miss you even more now. Love you buddy.

  • To all Jason’s family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. He was truly a wonderful person and loved by many. He was a wonderful neighbor and made me smile every time I saw him. He was always more than happy to help a friend or neighbor and will always be remembered as a wonderful person. Prayers for Comfort during your time of loss

  • ◦ Jay bird after almost 30 years of friendship I really considered you more family than friend! Over the years our lives took different turns but through it all we still managed to stay in touch. All the nicknames we always had for each other, the hard time we would give each other, how when we were together it was just like old times! You were one of the biggest hearted guys I know! If not to a fault! We shared many… great times and memories! We all know Jay had his corks! One that strikes me the most right now, that I know a lot of people can relate to. Late in the evening Jay hanging on you telling you “ I love you man! No really…. I love you man”. Over and over. Sometimes it would Annoy me… Now It breaks my heart to know I won’t hear it again! You will be forever deeply missed and never forgotten brother! I only hope that you know, I LOVE YOU MAN!!!! RIP Jaybird…

  • Our deepest heart felt condolence for your lost. We are thinking of you thru these hard times Tina and your family.

  • I am at a loss for words. Jason has always been there. A beautiful, sweet, loving, funny, caring soul has been lost by all who ever knew him. Even though I havent talked to him in a Minnnn-ute (as he would say it), I knew he was there. He could brighten anyones day in a simple “Yo”. I have so many memories with him and they all make me smile. I will miss you my friend.

  • Jay you will always be in our hearts , minds , and fondest memories . Love you .