December 16, 1975 ~ January 28, 2008

Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Jason Daniel Huntsman, 32, of 39 Lyndale Avenue, Asheville, died Monday, January 28, 2008, at Memorial Campus Mission Hospitals. A native of Buncombe County, Jason was a son of Sandra Steglich Huntsman of Asheville and the late John Larkin Huntsman, Jr. He was a former employee of Lowe's and currently worked for the NC DOT. In addition to his mother, Jason is survived by his fiancee, Lindsey Roberts, of Asheville; maternal grandmother, Hazel Steglich, of Paige, TX; sisters, Amy and Erin Huntsman, both of Asheville; and step-brother, John Larkin Huntsman, III, of Athens, GA. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm Saturday at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor David Eck officiating. His family will receive friends following the service and request that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 801 Charlotte Highway, Fairview, NC 28730 or to the American Heart Association, Memorial Center, PO Box 5216, Glenn Allen, VA 23058.

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  1. Erin and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know that my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

    God Bless You,

    Christine Garren

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  2. Erin & Family,

    I just wanted to say that I am so sorry about your loss. I know that you, your mom and sis are going through a hard time. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers….I love ya!!!

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  3. I loved Jason sooo much! I am so lost without him. He was the love of my life and I am forever changed because of him being part of my life. My thoughts and Prayers go out to Sandra, and the girls. Please keep them in your prayers

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  4. We are very sorry for the loss of Jason. The few time we met him he seemed to be a great guy. We know he made Lindsey very happy, and hate to hear this sad news. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers!
    Dina Leverett
    and
    Don Gainey

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  5. Jason was an amazing man who was getting his life on track and finding the happiness he deserved. It is such a tragedy that it ended so early when this was his year for Eutopia. I am so blessed to have been one of his best friends these past two years, he has made an imprint on my life forever.

    My love, thoughts, and prayers to Lindsey and his family. I never met his family, but more importantly he was family to me.

    🙁

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  6. To you the family, and to Jason’s beloved Lindsay,

    May the God of all comfort keep your hearts and minds in perfect peace.

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  7. So sorry for the loss of Jason. We all have a lot of good memories. Fun to think back to those kndergarden and elementary school days. One of these is a time Matt and Jason were in 2-3 grade, and Matt was mouthing off and about to get ‘whipped ‘ by some bigger boys, Jason step in and ‘covered his back’ and the the bullys disappeared. I also think back to the days of their Lawn mowing business …boy they could get dirty and sweaty. I think they wore out 2 or 3 mower’s ! Jason was a kind hearted person who will always be in ours. Love Larry and Jane

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  8. My prayers go out to Sandra, Erin and Amy…’may the love of family and the comfort of friends help you through this difficult time…’

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  9. Jason and I had been friends since the sixth grade. Sadly I’d lost touch with him after I left Asheville for college. It was only within the last few months that we’d reconnected and I am so very glad we did. Jason was an amazing personality and he always had an amazing effect on people. I am happy to have called him a friend and will always consider him to be one. Take care during this very difficult time and know that you are in my thoughts.

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  10. I’m a friend of Lindsey’s friends. I wanted to just give my love, and condolences to all of you who were close to Jason. Especially Lindsey. My heart is with you all.
    Great Love,
    Ms. Shana McNelly

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  11. I was never close to Jason, but I always remember walking into school wearing a Nirvana shirt and Jason and his friends would make fun of me. At first I resented him and his group of guys for it, but after a while I got the guts to talk to them.
    I remember thinking that Jason was a really nice guy who at the age of 16 and 17 seemed as affable and likable as anyone in the world, especially when they made fun of me. Eventually the sting of being made fun of turned into almost a warm feeling of ‘these older guys seem to like me enough to remember my name’. I suppose that wasn’t the most positive of times, but high school never really is a place for out and out positivity.

    My thoughts and good feelings go out to Jason’s family and friends during this time. I know that words can’t really take away a loss, but at least know that the people here and the people in the next couple of days at least took the time to send some well wishes and thoughts your way.

    Somewhere I know I’m going to see Jason again, and I know that he’s going to make fun of whatever t-shirt I am wearing. I will smile when it happens.

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  12. I went to highschool with Jason. I was not extremely close to him, but I have close friends who were close with him. I remember Jason as a nice guy who’s friends loved him. I know he’ll be missed more than words can say. My heart goes out to all of his family and his fiancee. This is a terrible thing to happen so young. You all will be in my thoughts during this difficult time.

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  13. I had only really become close to Jason in the past year though I’ve known him what seems like forever. He had become somewhat of a brother as well as a friend for me. This is such a shock, words cannot describe. But I take comfort in knowing that he was finally at a place where he was happy and fulfilled. As much as this has hurt me I know it’s ten fold for Lindsey and his family. My thoughts are with you all.

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  14. Jason and I were close friends from adolescence on. He enriched my life in so many ways, introducing me to passions of his that became huge parts of who I am, and are to this day. He was one the kindest, funniest people I’ve ever met. He did everything with a contagious enthusiasm, and he never failed to crack me up when I was in a funk. His friendship was unconditional, and I will treasure the memories of our times together always.

    My heart goes out to the family and friends he left behind. He will be sorely missed, and the world is poorer for his loss.

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  15. We Love&Miss you Dearly.You were a GREAT Friend.You are all in our thoughts and prayers. You will forever be in our hearts.

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  16. there are just too many.

    we’d grown up through skateboarding, guitar playing and art. he was one of the major influences that is still current in the fiber of my being – there’s no denying or changing that. i will miss him.

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  17. Most of my memories came from high school which was used for more communication purposes rather than studies. Jason was a funny guy and very likable to all. All of his classmates and friends have truly lost someone who has obviously touched them in some sort of way. This is a sad time and I give prayer to Lindsey and Jason’s family. I wish that I could travel home for the weekend, but I am unable. I will remember Jason for being a well respected man and most of all a friend.

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  18. To family and friends of Jason:
    I am so sorry to hear of Jason’s death. I have such good memories of him and Randy together from young boys to men. Please remember that his many friends that loved him wish they could ease some of your pain. May God bless and comfort you.

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  19. Wow not real sure what to say. Jason was such a close friend whom I have known for some time. It hurts so much that I did not get to catch up with him before this happened. My heart goes out to everyone and he will be sorely missed.

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  20. My brother was the greatest what more can I say.. I have learned even more great things about him the last couple days. He has touched so many people that he had no idea the impression he made here on earth. I thank you all for sharing all the great stories and memories you had with him. It makes these hard times a little easier to swallow. I know he is in a better place now and is catching up with Dad. I love him dearly and I know things will never be the same for our family and Lindsey. I love you bro bro and you will forever be in my heart. Until we meet again. Rest in Peace. Love, your lil sis.

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  21. I will always remember Jason for his warm smile and the hugs he so willingly shared. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  22. Jason was a pleasant person to hang around as a former co-worker and was kind to everyone. My condolences go out to his family, and I wish them the best

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  23. I’m at a loss for words right now, but Mrs. Huntsman, Amy, Erin, and lindsey you are in my prayers…you guys have my deepest condolences.

    I’ve know Jason since…well we grew up in West Asheville together in Malvern Hills (Probably elementary school).

    He is the only person I know who liked to talk smack more than I do, at least that’s the kind of relationship we had. Video games, skateboarding, then music into high school. A bit of everything. A truely great friend, I love you man!

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  24. Mourning Storm
    © By Mary C. Hyzer

    The luminous sky is covering up,
    as clouds roll quietly in
    smoky gray intimidation,
    satiated droplets like sin.

    The sky once lit
    by optimistic light,
    watch the clouds move in
    with a menacing might.

    Pushing people and creatures
    back in to their shells,
    the darkness envelops
    with a story to tell.

    The calm days are over
    the purity gone,
    as the storm sneaks in
    just a bit before dawn.

    The first wetness falls,
    slowly at first
    then drenches the lands
    insatiable thirst.

    Zigzag lightning
    escorts claps of earsplitting thunder,
    provoking desperate thoughts
    and feelings of wonder.

    Next comes the downpour,
    releasing its rage
    slipping so boisterously
    from it’s cotton-like cage.

    Thunder crashes again
    not once, but more and more
    pushing the people farther inward;
    keeps pounding at the door.

    But the rain becomes less forceful
    and the thunder is subdued,
    it slowly lightens up
    as most storms eventually do.

    The land is now replenished
    flowers bloomed and grass so plush
    The storm moves on to another place
    just as it came; in such a rush.

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  25. We knew Jason growing up in West Asheville, they always liked to tease the little red headed twins. He’s an awesome person and our hearts go out to his family and his fiance. He will be missed and no words will ease the pain of your loss but we are all better people for at least knowing him. Our Prayers are with you,
    Kimm & Kara Warlick

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  26. To Jason’s family and friends,

    May the memories in your heart comfort you during this time of sorrow in your life.

    With Sympathy,
    Sharon Whisenhunt
    NC DOT Employee Relations Representative for Divisions 13 & 14

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  27. I’m sorry that I cannot be there with you all. I send my love and thoughts to each of you. Amy, I miss you and I love you. I may be 4000 miles away but if you need me I am always here for you. My love to all of you.

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  28. I have known Jason since probally middle school. We really didn’t know each other well until we worked together at Subway. My fave memory of him is while working we would work side by side and I was singing a song ‘killing me softly’ to myself, when out of no where he started playing the beat with a knife on the cutting board and chiming in with his deep voice…’One time One time’. We lost contact again but a couple of years ago reconnected through a close friend. I miss Jason more than words could explain. To his family and Lindsey: You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  29. I met Jason in 4th grade but it wasn’t until high school that we really connected. We shared a passion for music and trying to see who could be funnier. He did some great impressions of fellow classmates and was one of the few guys who could get me rolling with laughter. He influenced me in so many ways that still resonate today. We were trying to get back to hanging out and messing around with our guitars. I am truly saddened that we never got to play music again. I know he is watching us and I hope to someday laugh with him again. My deepest thoughts and prayers to all he left behind. He will be missed.

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  30. Erin and family,
    I’m lost for words right now……I think I’m still in shock and can’t beleive this really happened. Our hearts go out to you, your mom, your sister and Lindsey. We know its been a really though time for all of you, its been though for us too knowing there’s not a thing in the world we can do or say to ease the pain you all are feeling. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us. We all have to face death at some point in time to reach eternal life. Just lean and depend on God and he will bring you through this tough time. Don’t forget that we are here for anything you all need us for. Just think, there’s another angel looking down on you from heaven. Jason will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. We love you all!

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  31. Sandra, we do understand what you are going thru right now as we lost Phil our son back on April 10 2000 to C.R.E.S.T. Syndrome. Words can not explain the grief you are going thru because parents are not supposed to bury their children. We still live on Arthur Rd so please feel free to call us if you need to. Phil went thru school with Jason, we remember Jason and Phil playing over here and there as well as playing basketball down at the church for many hours and days. Our prayers are with you and the rest of the family. Jason was a good young man and if he followed how he was when he was around Phil then he was a good man in his life.

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  32. ERIN,SANDRA,AMY AND FAMILY

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Words CAN NOT Ease your Pain but the strength you incur comes from ALL the LOVE and HAPPY Memories each of you have of Jason.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
    If you need anything we are here for you.

    Sincerely,
    Deb Gleeson and Family
    Marissa Mcclain and family

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  33. I am unsure of exactly what to say…when Jason left us he took a piece of all of us with him. He left a piece of him with all of us though. Erin, Sandra, Amy–my thoughts and prayers are with you. You planned a beautiful service for him. Lindsey–you are in my prayers honey.

    He was a good man. He was passionate and he was loving and hard working–one of the strongest people I ever met. It’s a huge loss. So sad.

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  34. Lindsey: I couldnt imagine what you are going through at this time, but know Jason loved you with all his heart.
    Erin and Family: You are in my prayers and thoughts through this difficult time.
    Jason was a great guy! i love him dearly, he was a part of my family and always will be. We miss you!!!

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  35. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My grandson (Talon) and I thought a lot of Jason and Talon still enjoys looking at all of the basketball cards Jason gave him. Please know that we’ll be thinking of him with much love, Claude

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