Jaymeson Michael West, 16, of Broken Arrow died Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, in Broken Arrow.
Jaymeson was born 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 honors 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 ties 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; his siblings, Cooper Scherman of Broken Arrow, Caitlin Spencer of Ada and Cora West of Ada; his 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; his great-grandparents, Jimmie Ann Utterback of McAlester, Doris Peters of McAlester and Herbert "Buzz" Henry of Kiowa; his uncle and namesake, Jay Peters, and his wife, Annette, of Tulsa; his uncles, Dr. James Utterback and his wife, Karrie, of Seminole, John Schwarz and his wife, Renae, of Broken Arrow, Joey Schwarz and his wife, Toni, of Broken Arrow, Terry Bunch and his wife, Ramona, of Konawa and Daniel Buford and Nate Clark of Tucson, Arizona; his 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; his 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, Tayler Cox, Colton Brauning, Ruger Brauning, Hadley Sweat, Toby Sweat, Waylon Bunch; and numerous other extended family members, friends, fellow classmates and bandmates.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, James V. Utterback; his great-grandfather, Sherrill Peters; his great-grandmother, Melva Henry; his great-grandparents, Gordon Henry and Eleanor Ruth Schwarz and Ronnie Sillmon; his uncle, Paul T; and his great-grandparents, Johnnie Mae Bunch and 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 may be mailed to BancFirst, C/O Stephanie Folsom, P.O. Box 1489, Muskogee, OK 74402.
Published on October 4, 2017