Jason Ray Whitman, 45, of Grand Rapids, recently passed away unexpectedly. He was born December 27th, 1976, at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids to his parents, Bruce and Marlene Whitman of Lowell. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marlene; and is survived by his father, Bruce; brothers, Bentley (Kristy) Whitman of Harbor Springs, and Austin (Theresa) Whitman of Lamont; nieces, Abigail (Austin), Lily (Austin), and Taylor (Bentley); and nephew Conrad (Austin).
Jason graduated from Grand Rapids City High School in 1994 where he fostered his interests in the visual and graphic arts. A passionate creative, Jason expressed his talents through landscape design, first learning his trade at Rooks Landscaping in Ada, then refining his interest and expertise at several prominent firms in the Pacific Northwest. When Jason returned to the Grand Rapids area, he offered his considerable experience and skills to local firms including A to Z Lawn Care, Egypt Creek Landscaping, and his own company, Whitman Landscape and Construction. Jason’s favorite designs typically showcased unique water features, many of which are proudly on display throughout the Grand Rapids area today.
Friends and relatives are welcome to attend a celebration of Jason’s life at Roth-Gerst Funeral Home, 305 N. Hudson St., Lowell, MI 49331 on Saturday, June 18th at 10:00 AM. Pastor Richard Boshoven officiating. This memorial will be immediately followed by a brief funeral service at Oakwood Cemetery.