Jason M. Shock

On Saturday, January 21, 2023, Jason M. Shock, caring husband and loving father of three, passed away suddenly at age 49. A highly skilled professional craftsman, Jason spent nearly 30 years as a journeyman tile setter, both for BAC Local #32 in Detroit Michigan, and as a self-employed contractor.  He was best known for his quick, sharp wit, intelligence (he could spell anything quickly, and had many fun facts to share in any conversation), and his huge, often sarcastic, sense of humor. His proudest role during his life was as a father, not only to his own kids, but he also earned the unofficial honor of, “neighborhood dad”. Those who knew him often say, Jason was a big, strong man, with an even bigger, softer, heart. Jason also recently achieved 16 years of sobriety. He attended CenterPoint Church, and appreciated guidance from Pastor, Bruce Garner.
Jason loved sports (he was an accomplished football player and wrestler at Kearsley High School, and he helped coach and guide his kids in their sporting activities including soccer, basketball, and football). Jason was a phenomenal cook, and he could build or repair anything, and enjoyed working on home improvement projects. He also loved music (notably Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica). Jason met his future wife Heidi Ann Long while they were both attending Kearsley High School. Jason graduated in 1991, and he shared with Heidi he used to sneak into school choir concerts to watch her sing. However, it was not until they connected in the mid 90s while Heidi was out with friends that they started dating. The pair wed in 2002, and had three amazing, smart and independent children together: Jackson Dean, Zachary Mitchell, and Lillian Grace.
Jason is survived by his wife, and children; sister, Jennifer Shock, and her wife, Christie Hoenicke; brother-in-law, David Long; sister-in-law, Holly Boven, and nieces, Brieanna Brockmon (Andrew), Alyssa Boven, and Teaghan Boven; and mother-in-law, Carol Long, his beloved constant companions; bassetts Monte, and Rosie, and his cat Belvedere, and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, along with his honorary son; Gavin Sproule.
Jason was preceded in death by his mother, Janie Shock-Younger, stepdad, Donald B. Younger, granddad, Max Shock, and grandmother, Jennett “Bama” Shock; brother-in-law, Mitchell Long.
The family will be receiving friends from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the  Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2023, in the Sanctuary at CenterPoint Church located at 1225 S. Center Rd. Burton, Michigan, (light refreshments to follow). In lieu of giving flowers, the family asks those who are able to make a donation to CenterPoint Church or to the Kearlsey Band Boosters, where Jason had recently began his journey as a “Band Mom”.
Jason’s obituary was written by Perashina La LaMotte.


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12 Condolences

  1. Darren Sumner on January 25, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Amy.

  2. Jody (Wesenick) Dye on January 25, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    Deeply saddened by this news. I have no words other than I will be praying for the entire family during this time. May God wrap His loving arms around you all.

  3. Gabriela on January 25, 2023 at 8:09 pm

    Praying for peace healing and comfort for you all 🕊️🤍🤍🤍

  4. Wendy Wolcott (Dimond) on January 25, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    Jason was my neighbor and we grew up together. This deeply saddens me and my heart goes out to Jason’s family. Rest in peace my friend.

  5. Scott Wehner on January 25, 2023 at 9:17 pm

    I met Jason years ago. I always liked his spirit! He is very talented floor man like the obituary said a great wit. Overall a Super cool guy. Really sorry to see he has past.
    Prayers to his family friends and especially his children☀️

  6. Mike E Lilly on January 25, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    It was my honour to coach and teach Jason. He was a noble generous young always ready for action or to offer a suggestion. Trusting him was easy as his sincerity shined though.
    A gre at young man loved and respected by all. Bless you Jason and love to your family.

  7. Roz Rousian , NY on January 26, 2023 at 1:14 am

    My deepest condolences for your loss. I pray God will bring peace to your children & family . I hope you can find comfort that Jason is at his heavenly home. Its Roz , heard from La. Sending prayers.

  8. Kim Brady Ward on January 26, 2023 at 2:51 am

    I WAS COMPLETELY FLOORED to hear of this HORRIBLE news My HEART IS SO HEAVY FOR Heidi & their children I I met J many years ago , through school (he was in middle school at Armstrong ) He became a close friend to my Brother through sports ! And soon became a younger brother to me spending lots of time at the Brady Home 💙💛‼️
    He has ALWAYS BEEN a GENTLE GIANT We shared lots of Memorable times on Friday nights after Football games 💙💛
    Through out our adult lives we have ran into each other and It was like we NEVER LOST TOUCH‼️ ALWAYS A GIANT LIFT ME OFF THE GROUND HUG 🥰‼️
    He was so helpful to anyone that he knew or didn’t know he was ALWAYS WILLING if you needed it ‼️ One of the KINDEST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER KNOWN ‼️

  9. Rebecca (Brown) Achariyakosol on January 26, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Jason’s passing. I graduated with Jason. I wasn’t a close friend, but knew him & I played basketball with his sister. He was always nice to everyone. My condolences to his family.

  10. Jeremy Shannon on January 26, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    My prayers and my heart go with J’s family and friends tonight, lightened and carried swiftly with Mercy and Grace I hope. As many Good memories wash over me of cherished times from our teenaged years, I have always hoped to see Jason out in “the field”, to get the big smile, and to hear his side (of anything).
    May your hearts know Peace, and Love the times given to us, when someone we Love suddenly gets called home.

  11. Richard & Linda Mannor on January 26, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    We know there are no words to ease your pain but we want to let you know how terribly sorry we are for your loss. God bless you !!

  12. David Thompson on January 27, 2023 at 11:52 am

    We are so sorry to learn of your loss. We pray for strength and comfort for you and your family during this season of grief in your life.
    Love, David & Cheryl Thompson.

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