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Jason Blake Barnum

October 24, 1984 - April 03, 2018



Jason Blake Barnum of Cadillac died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at his home. He was 33. Jason was born on October 24, 1984 in Cadillac where he had lived all of his life.

He graduated from Cadillac High School in 2002 and worked various jobs.. He later went to Baker College and obtained his CNC Certification. Most recently Jason had been employed at Johnson Construction, Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort, and Lark Lawn & Garden.

Jason played CASA sports and while in high school he played hockey for the Vikings. He had many interess including: kayaking, competing in local snowboarding and skiing events, Disc Golf where he competed state wide, wood working where he used his great artistic ability to create things, and most of all his son, Blake and enjoyed riding bikes with him.

Jason’s survivors include his mother, Sharon (Tom) Proffitt, his father David (Mary Ann) Barnum all of Cadillac; his son, Blake David Barnum and Blake’s mother, Britney Grames of Cadillac; his brother, Scott (Peggy) Barnum of Grand Rapids; his sister, Tonya (Scott) Jesweak of Cadillac; step-brothers and step-sisters: Brian (Lisa) Dean of Alto, Ann Lightbourn of Suttons Bay, Anita Proffitt of Davison, Clifford (Panayota) Proffitt of Cadillac, and Tom (Jessica) Proffitt of Chelsea; as well as many Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Living Light Christian Church (7700 West Blue Rd., Lake City, MI) with Pastor Gary Bigger officiating. Friends may meet the family from 5-7 PM Friday at Peterson Funeral & Cremation Services in Cadillac and from 10:00 AM until services at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Tonya Jesweak for future needs of Blake Barnum. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • Jerry & Luanne - Apr 4th, 2018 5:09 pm

    "Our deepest of sympathies to all of Jason’s family. We are beyond sadden!"

  • Don Akers - Apr 4th, 2018 8:36 pm

    "RIP friend. Nice we had a final get together conversation Easter Sunday. We will watch over and help your family!!😇"

  • Tina Harris - Apr 4th, 2018 9:09 pm

    "Thoughts and prayer for the family"

  • Laurie and John McKay - Apr 4th, 2018 10:30 pm

    "Heartfelt condolences to Blake and the entire Barnum family. May you find comfort from the prayers and love surrounding you."

  • jeff and paula longstreet - Apr 4th, 2018 11:16 pm

    "praying for the peace of God on your family"

  • Kristi Tucker - Apr 4th, 2018 11:54 pm

    "Our deepest condolences are with the family. You will be missed Jason! "

  • Tonya (Manns) Williams - Apr 5th, 2018 12:16 am

    "My deepest sympathy goes to all those who knew and loved Jason. He made Junior High and High School a little more bearable for so many; while creating such fond memories! Peace with him."

  • Kamie Wade - Apr 5th, 2018 5:49 am

    "My deepest sympathy to Jason’s family for the loss of Jason. Jason was a childhood friend of my sons. Gods peace. "

  • Don Hawkins - Apr 5th, 2018 6:36 am

    "Love you buddy.. Save me a spot bro.. "

  • ELSIE MOORE and Family - Apr 5th, 2018 7:42 am

    "Our family knew Jason nearly his entire life. He and many in same grade spent many fun hours at our house. Our deepest sympathies to all the family. He is at peace. We pray the same for all the family. Blessings."

  • Daniele Richardson - Apr 5th, 2018 7:50 am

    "So sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences for the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. "

  • Susan Oleneack - Apr 5th, 2018 8:41 am

    "So very sorry t hear of your loss. In these difficult times may your feel the loving arms of Jesus wrapped around you. Family means everything."

  • Richfield Industries - Apr 5th, 2018 8:56 am

    "Anita, Our sincerest sympathies are with you and your family during this time of Sorrow. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

  • Dallas & Esther Ashbay - Apr 5th, 2018 9:30 am

    "Our deepest sympathy to Jason's family and friends. Praying for strength and comfort for you as God holds you in His loving arms."

  • Marsha Somers - Apr 5th, 2018 9:54 am

    "My deepest sympathy to all of Jason's family. Sharon - I am so sorry. May God rest his hand upon you and give you comfort."

  • Sharon Wilson Herald - Apr 5th, 2018 10:23 am

    "So sorry for your loss, may the lord be with you. Rip Jason"

  • Marjorie Lubelczyk - Apr 5th, 2018 11:50 am

    "My prayers are with you as you go on this different journey. I am holding you in my heart and arms. My the comfort of Jesus sustain you."

  • Sky Hall - Apr 5th, 2018 1:04 pm

    "You were a great neighbor and a good friend. You will be missed. May God wrap his arms around your family at this difficult time."

  • Bobbi Moomeh - Apr 5th, 2018 2:07 pm

    "I'm so sorry for your loss. Y'all are in my prayers."

  • Shari & Gary Bednarick - Apr 5th, 2018 6:40 pm

    "So very sorry for your loss Sharon, Dave, Scott & Tonya. Will keep you all in our prayers. With deepest sympathy, Love, Shari & Gary"

  • Todd Lewis - Apr 5th, 2018 8:13 pm

    "Peace be with you my friend, we will all miss your smile."

  • Chris and Leslie Wilhelm - Apr 5th, 2018 9:58 pm

    "Thoughts, prayers and our deepest condolences to the family."

  • Rick & Lori Heys - Apr 6th, 2018 7:01 am

    "Our deepest sympathies to all of the family and friends of Jason. Prayers for the peace that passes all understanding."

  • Rhonda Lovelace - Apr 6th, 2018 11:43 am

    "We're sending our deepest sympathies to Jason and the family! Prayers for you and yours!!"

  • James & Debra Dean - Apr 6th, 2018 11:50 am

    "Our deepest sympathy to the family of Jason Barnum. May God comfort you and grant you peace during this difficult time."

  • Ryan kleeman - Apr 6th, 2018 11:53 am

    "You will be missed brother,I wish I could have been there for you to prevent this but I'll see ya on the other ya man!!"

  • Rhonda Lovelace - Apr 6th, 2018 11:54 am

    "Our deepest sympathies go out for Jason and the family! It's a true tragedy!!! Prayers to you all!"

  • John Sandlin - Apr 7th, 2018 10:37 am

    "My deepest sympathy to Dave, Sharon, Scott, Tonya and the entire Barnum Family. I remember Jason from my Mom's daycare and from church. May God's love and peace be with all of you during this difficult time. 1 Peter 5:7."

  • Beth Anne Brink-Cox - Apr 7th, 2018 10:54 am

    "We remember when Jason was born, and our hearts are breaking for you at the loss of such a wonderful young man. We send all our love and prayers, and look forward a Heavenly reunion one day. Gerald and Beth Anne Cox Elizabeth Rose Cox Dick and Diane Brink"

  • Brandi Mattison - Apr 7th, 2018 8:36 pm

    "I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. There are just not words right for times like this. "

  • Shaleena sayilik - Oct 4th, 2018 10:50 am

    " Jason will never be forgotten,he was a good man. Sending love and prayers for the family. "

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