Jason Howerton


Nicholas Jason Howerton left this world suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, December 5, 2021, leaving behind a large family and very close friends. In the 40 years he graced the earth, while his circle was not wide, he, in the words of his beloved sister, “loved with everything in him”, to those he held dear.

Friends and family describe Jason as “fiercely loyal”, “wise”, “open-minded”, “strong”, “powerful”, “great at friendships”, “very funny”, “always saw the beauty in life”, “quiet” and “private”. But the word or phrase that was used over and over and over again when describing Jason was LOVE. The descriptions were “loved to spend time with family”, “loved his friends deeply”, “loving”, “loved to a fault”, and a “loving heart”. This, no doubt, will be Jason’s greatest legacy, that he loved deeply and resolutely those that were lucky enough to be in his circle.

Born to Rocky Joe Howerton and Brenda McKinney Howerton Wilson,  Nicholas Jason Howerton entered this world on  May 3, 1981, in Weatherford, Oklahoma. He would later become the loving big brother to McKinsey Katelyn Howerton Trattner.

Jason attended and graduated from Weatherford High School with the class of 2000. He worked various jobs after high school before moving to Oklahoma City in 2006, where he worked for Bruckner’s Trucks. In 2014 Jason moved to Las Vegas where he worked up to the position of Operations Supervisor for Asurion. Jason also developed software, studied coding, and was currently studying to complete his certifications. Two weeks ago Jason had moved back to Oklahoma City, where he had hoped to reconnect with family and friends, while making plans for his new future.

Jason died suddenly on Sunday, December 5th at Norman Regional Hospital. His death leaves an unfillable-void in the hearts of those he loved.

Jason is survived by his parents, Rocky Howerton of Eufaula and Brenda Howerton Wilson, and his step-father Ronald Wilson of Edmond, as well as his younger sister McKinsey Trattner and her husband Robert of Edmond. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth “Beth” McKinney-Murphy of Oklahoma City.

He was also blessed with and survived by many aunts and uncles, including Scott and Debbie Howerton, Melody and Kurt Briggs, Don and Ruth Howerton, Benny and Marilyn Waters, Kathy and Craig Phillips, Roger and Jeanie McKinney, Teressa and Jerry Driskill, Misty and Dallas Cooper and David and Pam McKinney. He is survived by many loving cousins as well.

He left behind treasured life-long friends, Carlos, Michael, Sean, Aaron, Joseph, Brad and Julie whose friendships sustained him for years; As well as very special friends Maria Sanchez and her daughter Taylor who were like an extended family to him.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Woodrow Walter Howerton and Ida Irene Howerton of Fairview and his maternal grandfather, Robert J. McKinney of Cleveland.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Matthews Funeral Home. Services for Jason will be in the small chapel at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City at 10:00 am, Friday, December 10. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, Oklahoma.

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