The 2023 FJRiders.com Calendar is here! Click here to purchase one!

RIP - JWilly - aka Jason - Memories and Tributes

Forum Guidelines and Information, Status, etc.
Post Reply
User avatar
Tyler
Contributor
Veteran
Posts: 1653
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:49 pm
FJRModel: 2013 CanAm Spyder ST
Location: Mountain View, CA
x 2746
x 2887
Contact:

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by Tyler »

Folks, just a word with all y'all... I know we are all reeling from this loss and feel the immediate need to do something right now in some way... there are folks working behind the scenes to gather information for a memorial or whatever the family deems worthy (i.e. charity donations, etc.) and when they have the info, they will share it. This is going to be a long haul and not something that will take a week, a month, or even a year to "get over" and I'm sure there will be a plethora of opportunities for everyone to help in some way. If you know of anyone who doesn't frequent the forum or FB, be part of the information chain so Wayne, Lee and others aren't inundated with feeling like they need to keep every single person informed. Be patient, tell stories, shed tears, share laughter, and just be good to one another. <3 (we need a heart emoticon on this forum! ;) )
FJRPittsburgh, Redfish, Steel_Gin and 7 others loved this
"Spend time with those who make you better." ~Anonymous
User avatar
Cav47
Veteran
Posts: 3396
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:42 pm
FJRModel: 2015 ES well appointed FJR
2012 KLX 250S
2022 Honda CRF450RL
Location: Central Illinois.
x 8772
x 6111

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by Cav47 »

Broken heart 💔 maybe.
Redfish, BkerChuck, wheatonFJR and 1 others loved this
I often have found myself when I was not looking, nor did that discovery take place where I thought it would!

Image
User avatar
Intech
I'm Not Back
Veteran
Posts: 2234
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:35 am
FJRModel: 2015
Location: Virginia
x 795
x 2099

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by Intech »

BikerGeek wrote:
HotRodZilla wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 12:17 pm And finally, I can't skip this one. Someone took thos pic of Jason at EOM, I think. He shared it with us, and I couldn't help myself. I made a meme, just to give him Hell. We never posted it anywhere, but screw it. I know he missed Marty and me, because we missed him. Now, I REALLY miss him.

Image
Holy shit - that's awesome! That was taken on July 18,2020, in my back yard. Jason and Sonya came up for my 50th. As soon as they got here, Jason tore into a 12-pack of Blue Moon (on an empty stomach). This picture is the result. I was finding Blue Moon bottle caps in my yard for months after.
I actually took that picture. He caught me and this was the next picture:Image

Sent from my SM-S901U using Tapatalk

Niehart, FJRPittsburgh, mi_pjk and 12 others loved this
Image
RIP BeemerDonS JSNS
RIP Petey
RIP jwilly
User avatar
sacramentomike
Veteran
Posts: 467
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:10 am
FJRModel: 2014 ES
x 124
x 533

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by sacramentomike »

I hated this thread the minute I read the title. And sure enough, with good cause. I wish I'd known Jason a lot better. We met at a couple of rallies but only that. But you still know when somebody is kind of a central figure to a group like ours just by the way he's spoken of by everybody else. I want to send very sincere condolences to Jason's family and his many close friends. Damn.
Niehart, wheatonFJR, natehawk750 and 1 others loved this
User avatar
bungie4
I post more than I ride
Posts: 6124
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:43 pm
FJRModel: 2013 FJR 1300
x 3089
x 4932

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by bungie4 »

Tyler wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 6:06 pm
BikerGeek wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 2:35 pm Also EOM 2019. I'm pretty sure that Jason just proposed to Line.
I think Jason proposed to a lot of people that night... and not just the ladies. ;)
Line here, just stole Steve's phone... I remember laughing so hard I had a hard time catching my breath.p
Niehart, FJRPittsburgh, LKLD and 7 others loved this
WWPD.
#SnowMexican
Choo choo mf'r.
User avatar
wheatonFJR
Contributor
I post more than I ride
Posts: 17397
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:10 pm
FJRModel: 2013
Location: Travelers Rest
x 33723
x 14834

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by wheatonFJR »

El Toro Joe wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 6:11 pm
Tyler wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 6:06 pm
BikerGeek wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 2:35 pm Also EOM 2019. I'm pretty sure that Jason just proposed to Line.
I think Jason proposed to a lot of people that night... and not just the ladies. ;)
Ahhh...good times :manlove:
Was that the year of the orange creamsickle moonshine? I believe Jason's loyal lieutenant, Lumberg, was acting as Jason's spotter that evening.
El Toro Joe loved this
"There’s no better therapy than a ride.” -petey
"One day I will follow Wheat down that road and get some video of spectacular passing" -Duane/1911
User avatar
extrememarine
HMFIC
I post more than I ride
Posts: 5763
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:17 pm
FJRModel: 2009 FJR
Location: SE Michigan
x 1404
x 9069
Contact:

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by extrememarine »

My first encounter with Jason - January 2007 and the imfamous "Frosty Ballz" Ride in North George - met Jason, Jeff 'haulin' Ashe, Kev "fencer" and David "Scab" that day. I left at zzero dark thirty to get to the Waffle House in Dahlonega, GA. I'll find the ride report from that one.

There are so many stories of his kindness.

I am thankful to have been with the group of friends family Saturday evening in Ohio.

Photo credit goes to Haulin'Ashe.

Image
Niehart, FJRPittsburgh, BikerGeek and 6 others loved this
Ride There!
-Wayne aka asphalt surfer...

IBA#60836

#Peteyismyhero & #JWillywashere
User avatar
extrememarine
HMFIC
I post more than I ride
Posts: 5763
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:17 pm
FJRModel: 2009 FJR
Location: SE Michigan
x 1404
x 9069
Contact:

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by extrememarine »

update - memorial service date - Saturday, June 11th, 2022 - details to follow.

Image
mi_pjk, FJRPittsburgh, BikerGeek and 8 others loved this
Ride There!
-Wayne aka asphalt surfer...

IBA#60836

#Peteyismyhero & #JWillywashere
User avatar
extrememarine
HMFIC
I post more than I ride
Posts: 5763
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:17 pm
FJRModel: 2009 FJR
Location: SE Michigan
x 1404
x 9069
Contact:

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by extrememarine »

Added:

Provided by Bill Lumberg.
Image
Steel_Gin, LKLD, Tyler and 7 others loved this
Ride There!
-Wayne aka asphalt surfer...

IBA#60836

#Peteyismyhero & #JWillywashere
User avatar
bill lumberg
Contributor
Veteran
Posts: 2411
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:03 pm
FJRModel: 2018ES/2022ES
x 3558
x 3826
Contact:

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by bill lumberg »

That was from Saturday. At the time we passed that photographer, on the Cherohala Skyway, Jason was filling Wheaton and I in (via comms) on Sonya and the girls, and the baby shower. Earlier that day, we got the scoop his son’s best wedding evar, followed by the best honeymoon evar. Legit.
extrememarine wrote: Tue May 24, 2022 8:08 am Added:

Provided by Bill Lumberg.
Image
Redfish, Road Runner, FJRPittsburgh and 12 others loved this
EWTBAGUITTDGS

2022ES
User avatar
wheatonFJR
Contributor
I post more than I ride
Posts: 17397
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:10 pm
FJRModel: 2013
Location: Travelers Rest
x 33723
x 14834

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by wheatonFJR »

^^^
If you look at the far left edge of the photo...you see something that does not belong in the photo. The edge of a sidebag perhaps. The only photo proof that I was with jwilly that day...a speck in Jason's slipstream.

I was always happy to be a speck in Jason's slipstream. I am happy that he slowed down so I could be close to him.
Steel_Gin, FJRPittsburgh, LKLD and 7 others loved this
"There’s no better therapy than a ride.” -petey
"One day I will follow Wheat down that road and get some video of spectacular passing" -Duane/1911
User avatar
FjrVfr
Contributor
Member
Posts: 161
Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:00 pm
FJRModel: 2012
Location: Columbus, OH
x 30
x 336

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by FjrVfr »

I'm trying very hard - though not successfully - to take some solace in the idea that he was doing exactly what he loved to do. In my feeble mind I picture that last chat with the Chief Ducker Upper going something like this:

(CDU): "Well Jason, today's the day. How would you like to spend it?"

(Jason): "Hmmm. How about this..."

Still ain't right but it's all I can come up with.
Redfish, FJRPittsburgh, extrememarine and 5 others loved this
"Anything that happens before or after is just waiting."
User avatar
spklbuk
Contributor
Veteran
Posts: 4999
Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:13 pm
FJRModel: 2012 Super Tenere
x 2125
x 4333

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by spklbuk »

I've searched for the right words for a couple days now. Lots of reflection. Still don't have them.

The stars burn brighter now that you are among them. Godspeed Jason.
Image
Niehart, Steel_Gin, HotRodZilla and 14 others loved this
Montani Semper Liberi

Image
User avatar
extrememarine
HMFIC
I post more than I ride
Posts: 5763
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:17 pm
FJRModel: 2009 FJR
Location: SE Michigan
x 1404
x 9069
Contact:

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by extrememarine »

Added 5/24/22 @ 12p - provide by CraigsRegs - and added to post 2 as well.

NAFO 2021: Jason with Bugnatr, Griff, Wheaton and Oface's better half, Michelle
Image

NAFO 2021: Griff, Bugnatr, Oface, Jason
Image

SFO 2021: with Intech (FYB)
Image

SFO 2021: Harassing the love of his life, Sonya.
Image

SFO 2021: Jason, Bugnatr, PoolBoy, Sonya
Image

YFO 2019: DCarver, Tyler, Oface, Jason, Gramps, Bungie, NorCal FJR
Image

YFO 2019: Jason going beast mode on his steak next next to Gramps.
Image
Niehart, Steel_Gin, HotRodZilla and 10 others loved this
Ride There!
-Wayne aka asphalt surfer...

IBA#60836

#Peteyismyhero & #JWillywashere
User avatar
drewvanracer
Squid
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:04 am
FJRModel: 2004
Location: Indy
x 4
x 20

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by drewvanracer »

I just found out today. RIP my friend.
My heart is hurting.
natehawk750, wheatonFJR, LKLD and 1 others loved this
rog+deb88
Squid
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:39 pm
FJRModel: 2003 FJR (red sylvie) sadly sold. Can Am Spyder RT-L .. (Black Sylvie) sold. Now Jeeping it.
Location: Rancho Cordova, CA
x 10
x 14

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by rog+deb88 »

A rider I sadly never had the opportunity to meet :-((
RIP Jason. Condolences to family and friends.
HotRodZilla and natehawk750 loved this
User avatar
wheatonFJR
Contributor
I post more than I ride
Posts: 17397
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:10 pm
FJRModel: 2013
Location: Travelers Rest
x 33723
x 14834

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by wheatonFJR »

rog+deb88 wrote: Tue May 24, 2022 12:54 pm A rider I sadly never had the opportunity to meet :-((
RIP Jason. Condolences to family and friends.
Rog, you would have loved Jason.
HotRodZilla loved this
"There’s no better therapy than a ride.” -petey
"One day I will follow Wheat down that road and get some video of spectacular passing" -Duane/1911
User avatar
BikerGeek
Veteran
Posts: 1778
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:21 pm
FJRModel: 2004
Location: Marysville, OH
x 3455
x 3053

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by BikerGeek »

I found a few more from EOM 2011.

Jason had recently added some hardware to his back so he caged it to EOM. He brought a trunk full of beer.

Jason, Annette and Wayne.
Image


There was some serious parking lot work on Jagermeister's FJR. Jason, Jagermeister, Lee Davis, and Wayne.
Image


Me, Jason, yamafitter.
Image


You KNOW that Jason had some serious balls, but to hold Dolly that close to his face, knowing where Dolly had been? Ewwww..... I'm pretty sure he just proposed to Dolly, though.
Image
Niehart, Steel_Gin, HotRodZilla and 5 others loved this
"Having THIS bunch of guys paying attention to you is like being the world's tallest midget."
- 0face
HaulinAshe
Squid
Posts: 18
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:17 pm
FJRModel: 2007
Location: Dallas, NC
x 32

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by HaulinAshe »

Jason, Dom, Wayne, and I were pretty much the original Hoodlums. We earned our stripes when I began organizing Frosty Balls and Wayne showed up with his face shield frozen over.

I've only been mad at Jason one time in all the years I knew him. When he took off after we spotted a LEO coming up the mountain towards us and Jason pulled out ahead and made an "unannounced turn" towards home. He was unbeknownst waiting for us a few miles later, while Scab and I spent about an hour looking around for him. He often called me Papa Jeff after that.

Very few people in my life have ever had so much influence on me. The four of us rode as inseparable for years until the inevitable changes in life and health and such took us in different directions. I was very happy to see Jason's recent posts about riding out west and taking some big adventure runs, happy to see my friend enjoying many of the things I remember doing at his age.

Life was never the same after meeting Jason. Live will not be the same without him.

Hey Jason, hold up at the top of 197, we'll wait for Wayne to come barreling up and hit the gravel. It'll be a hoot!
Niehart, Steel_Gin, HotRodZilla and 9 others loved this
User avatar
extrememarine
HMFIC
I post more than I ride
Posts: 5763
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:17 pm
FJRModel: 2009 FJR
Location: SE Michigan
x 1404
x 9069
Contact:

Re: JWilly - aka Jason

Post by extrememarine »

I don't remember it being a "hoot" of any sort...
HaulinAshe wrote: Tue May 24, 2022 2:11 pm Hey Jason, hold up at the top of 197, we'll wait for Wayne to come barreling up and hit the gravel. It'll be a hoot!
Niehart, Steel_Gin, HotRodZilla and 6 others loved this
Ride There!
-Wayne aka asphalt surfer...

IBA#60836

#Peteyismyhero & #JWillywashere
Post Reply