Jaymeson Michael West, 16, of Broken Arrow, died on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on today, Oct. 4, at Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center.
Jaymeson was born on Aug. 5, 2001, in Ada. He was a junior at Broken Arrow High School, where he played alto saxophone in the Pride of Broken Arrow marching band, and also played tenor saxophone in one of the school's symphonic bands. He was an honor student and participated in the advanced placement program. He enjoyed wake surfing, reading, video games, anime and spending time with his band section. He will always be remembered for his infectious smile, love of bow tie, and for standing up for those around him that could not do so for themselves. May his spirit live on forever in the stories of those he helped.
Jaymeson is survived by his parents, Shannon Schwarz and her husband, Chris, of Broken Arrow, and Michael West and his wife, Erin, of Ada; siblings, Cooper Scherman, of Broken Arrow, Caitlin Spencer, of Ada, and Cora West, of Ada; grandparents, Howard and Janelle Peters, of McAlester, Tony and Wanda Schwarz, of McAlester, Larry and Paula West, of Ada, and Kerry Canada-Smith, of Stillwater, great-grandparents, Jimmie Ann Utterback, of McAlester, Doris Peters, of McAlester, and Herbert "Buzz" Henry, of Kiowa; uncle and namesake, Jay Peters and his wife, Annette, of Tulsa; uncles, Dr. James Utterback and wife, Karrie, of Seminole, John Schwarz and his wife, Renae, of Broken Arrow, Joey Schwarz and wife, Toni, of Broken Arrow, Terry Bunch and his wife, Ramona, of Konawa, and Daniel Buford and Nate Clark, of Tucson, Arizona; aunts, Annette Sillmon, of McAlester, Amy Mayhue and her husband, Mason, of Ada, Stacy Smith, of Stillwater, and Jo Lynn Sweat and her husband, Joe, of Farmington, New Mexico; cousins, Jonathan Peters, Emily Peters, Kimberlee and Brice Ott, Sam Harris, Ronnie Lee and Gwen Sillmon, Hayden Sillmon, Chloe Sillmon, Eli Sillmon, Amanda and Jeff Hayworth, Sara Utterback, Matthew Schwarz, Nickolas Schwarz, Hannah Schwarz, Carter Schwarz, Robert Sweat, Sheree Cox, Janae Brauning, Trey Bunch, Preslee Cox, Talyler Cox, Colton Brauning, Ruger Brauning, Hadley Sweat, Toby Sweat, and Waylon Bunch, and numerous other extended family members, friends, fellow classmates, and band mates.
He was preceded in death by James V. Utterback; great-grandfather, Sherrill Peters; great-grandfather, Melva Henry; great-grandmother, Gordon Henry and Eleanor Ruth Schwarz; great-grandparents, Ronnie Sillmon; uncle, Paul T. and Johnnie Mae Bunch; great-grandparents, Harold and Eva Lee West.
Memorial donations may be made to a fund at BancFirst. Chris Schwarz for the Jaymeson West Memorial Fund, account 4860. Donations in the form of a check can be mailed to BancFirst, c/o Stephanie Folsom, P.O. Box 1489, Muskogee, OK, 74402
Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel, 918-291-3500. www.fitzgeraldsouthwoodchapel.com
Published on October 4, 2017