Funeral service for Jason Edward Echols, age 45, of Decatur, will be Friday, June 1, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Westmeade Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Scotty Hogan, Rev. Justin McAlpin, and Bro. Junior Hill officiating, and Shelton Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends for two hours prior to service. Interment will be in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Anderson, AL.
Mr. Echols, who passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in a motor vehicle accident in Hanceville, AL, was born October 9, 1972, in Decatur, to Aaron Edward Echols and Nella Middlebrooks Echols. He was preceded in death by his parents, and grandparents, Dewey and Flora Echols and Clarence and Roxie Middlebrooks, all of Anderson, AL.
Jason was a lifelong resident of Decatur, AL. He graduated from Cornerstone Christian Academy and received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He later obtained his MBA. He worked at Boeing in Huntsville for 13 years, and was currently employed as Business Manager for the Alabama Education Association in Montgomery. He loved his job and his co-workers. His family, his church, and his Lord were his passion.
He is survived by his loving wife, Melody Waldrop Echols, son Dawson Edward Echols, and daughter, Reagan Nella Echols, all of Decatur. He is also survived by: two uncles, Bryce Middlebrooks of Jackson, TN, and Royce Middlebrooks of Guntersville, AL; one aunt, Betty Jean Roden of Huntsville; father- and mother-in-law, Robert “Bob” and Sandy Waldrop of Decatur; sister- and brother-in-law, Celeste and Jeff Cook of Winfield; and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, and precious friends.
Pallbearers will be Chris Huys, Jeff Cook, Cory Saboie, Michael Ramm, Charles Lieble, and Byron Echols. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Suter, Bobby Gardner, Jerry Sparkman, Tracy Lentz, Bo Gardner, and Brent Nichols. Posthumous Honorary Pallbearer is Curtis Parker.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to the trust fund for Reagan and Dawson Echols at Renasant Bank, Decatur, AL.