Jason Michael Neeley, 35, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
He was born June 16, 1979, in Marshall, Mich., and moved to Arcadia, Fla., with his family at age 16.
Jason also lived in Pennsylvania, before settling 16 years ago in Fultondale, Ala.
Jason loved to cook. He was a professional chef, working for many years at Bottega’s (Five Star) Restaurant in Birmingham, Ala. Jason enjoyed riding his Kawasaki motorcycle. He was on a 6,000-mile cross-country trip when his untimely death occurred.
He is survived by his parents, Dawn E. Neeley of Bartow, Fla., and Hershel B. Stacy of Marshall; brothers, Travis N. Siefke of Bartow, and Justin R. Stacy of Battle Creek, Mich.; three sisters, Sarah A. Hay of Lighthouse Point, Fla., Traci R. Hall of Marshall, and Jennifer L. Nay of Ceresco, Mich.; and maternal grandmother, Dorothy Neeley of Arcadia. Jason was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Neeley; and paternal grandparents.
A visitation of family and friends will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at the chapel, with Pastor Rick Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Owens Cemetery in Arcadia. Online condolences can be made www.pongerkaysgrady.com.
Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes, Arcadia.