Jason William Walker, 48, of Grayling (formerly of Grand Ledge), passed away on September 21, 2017.
He was born on July 9, 1969, in Lansing, Michigan, to Gary and Ginger (Belcik) Walker.
He graduated from Grand Ledge High School in 1987. Following high school, he attended local community college and then began his career working in the construction trades.
He was blessed with the birth of his first child, daughter Ericka, in 1991. He met the love of his life, Cindy Sabin, in February 1994. The couple relocated to Arizona in October of that same year. They were married in Scottsdale, Arizona, on October 7, 1995, and were later blessed with two sons, Logan and Chase.
A highly skilled carpenter and mason by trade, his career took the family to many different states, eventually settling in Grayling, Michigan. The highlight of Jason’s career was in December 2016 when he had the privilege of being one of five men hand-selected by Christman Constructors Inc. to travel to Cuba to work on the historical preservation of the Ernest Hemingway Estate; only the best were chosen for this unique opportunity.
His children remember him as a goofy and sarcastic man. He was always willing to embarrass his children at any given opportunity, especially by dancing the Cabbage Patch. More importantly, he was always doing what he could to make those he cared about laugh. His warm smile, infectious laugh and fun-loving sense of humor touched everyone he knew. He was an avid hunter but never seemed to be able to get his scope properly sighted. He explored life with an open spirit and a “Git-‘r-done” attitude. He was a very talented carpenter and always did whatever he could to be sure the job was done right.
He made extraordinary sacrifices, including traveling for extended periods for his job, because he was dedicated to bettering the lives of his family. Throughout his lifetime, he made lasting relationships, partly because of his character and partly because he could help them with their next home project.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy, of 22 years; children: Ericka (Miguel) Rivera of Lansing; Logan and Chase Walker of Grayling; parents: Gary and Ginger Walker of Grand Ledge; grandmother: Donna Walker; sisters: Nicole (Daren) Bebee of Grand Ledge and Tiffani (Chris) Turner of Brighton; father-in-law and mother-in-law: David and Sheryll Sabin of Grayling. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Royal Scot of Lansing, 4722 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48906 starting at 5:00 p.m.; dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to www.sorensonlockwood.com
Contributions may be mailed to: Jason Walker Memorial Fund, 115 Michigan Ave., Grayling, Michigan 49738 or https://www.gofundme.com/jason-walker-cancer-treatment.
Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.