Jason Edward Detrick, 41, left this world suddenly, yet willingly, on March 18, 2022 to go home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Those who knew Jason, even just a little, lost a shinning light in their lives. Jason had the privilege of having the love and guidance of two great churches. He was presently a member at Walnut Hill Baptist Church of Harriman, Tennessee, where he worshiped, loved and grew in Christ. He loved to aggravate preacher and friend Rick McAbee and all the wonderful church members.
He found his roots on his journey to Christ at First Southern Baptist Church of Pikeville with his friend and mentor preacher Jim Whitaker and all the members who he loved dearly and will forever be grateful.
Jason had many passions but his greatest were his faith, family and friends. He loved his job as an electrical apprentice with Herron Electric of Knoxville. His joy was always found in helping others. He loved hunting, fishing, food (triple bacon stacked cheeseburger, Thursdays at Chucks and mixed fajita nachos at El Cants just to mention a few), shoes and all things Academy sports
Jason touched so many lives. He loved fiercely and whole heartedly. Anyone who knew him was touched by his love, kindness, humor and positivity as he shined like a beacon of light. If he knew you, he loved you. We take comfort in knowing he is at peace in the arms of Jesus Christ and is loved in heaven as he was here on earth.
Jason was preceded in death by his father, Roger Taylor; grandmother, Betty McDaniel; uncle, Larry Detrick.
Survivors include his children Katelynn Wright of Harriman, Destinee and Thomas Detrick of Sweetwater; mother and father, Patricia and Keith Wilcox of Kingston; sister and brother-in-law Jessica and Frank Godsey of Harriman; adopted sister, Amy May of Harriman; grandfather, Paul McDaniel of Sweetwater; grandmothers, Shirley Sweet of Manning, South Carolina and Maureen Jones of Meadville, Pennsylvania; uncle, Phillip and Jen Detrick of Sunbright; nephews Abran and Hollis Godsey of Harriman; and many, many others who he loved dearly and considered his family.
The family will receive friends Thursday, March 24, at Walnut Hill Baptist Church in Harriman from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Rick McAbee and Pastor Jim Whitaker officiating. Interment and graveside will be in the Poplar Springs Cemetery in Kingston.
Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Jason Edward Detrick.