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Jason Walker Fatheree

December 24, 1973 - September 28, 2017

Jason Walker Fatheree, age 43, of Frisco, Texas, passed away on September 28, 2017.  He was born on December 24, 1973, in Monroe, Louisiana, to Maunsell Bennett and Ernest Lea (Walker) Fatheree. 

Jason is survived by his wife, Nancy Hightower Fatheree of Frisco, Texas; his son, John Walker Fatheree; his mother, Ernest Lea Fatheree, of Ferriday, Louisiana; his father, Maunsell “Doc” Fatheree and wife, Ann, of Midfield, Texas; his sister, Sonia Fatheree Cates, of Orlando, Florida; his mother-in-law, Fran Hightower of Lufkin, Texas; and his nephew, Grant Hightower of Lufkin, Texas.

Jason is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Harold Cates; father-in-law, Oscar Hightower; and brother-in law, Richard Hightower.

Jason earned his Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary's University School of Law in 2000.  In 1996, he graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Government.  Jason was a partner at the law firm of Kilpatrick Townsend in Dallas, Texas, where he focused his practice on complex commercial litigation.  Prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend, Jason was a partner at Crouch & Ramey, a litigation law firm based in Dallas, Texas.  While attending law school, Jason was selected as Outstanding Student of the Year in Clinical Studies and was a recipient of Best Speaker in Moot Court Competition.  During the summer of 1998, he studied abroad at the Institute of World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria, where he was instructed by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jason was recognized as a Texas “Super Lawyer” in 2016 and the three years immediately preceding and a "Rising Star" in 2013 and the six years immediately preceding by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazines.  In 2015, he was recognized by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys as one of the “Premier 100” trial attorneys for Texas.  In 2016, The National Academy of Jurisprudence designated Mr. Fatheree as one of the "Premier 100" attorneys for Texas. 

Jason was very involved with his community and professional activities.  He was a member of the following organizations:  State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, American Bar Association, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Human Rights Initiative, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Dallas Regional Chamber, Defense Research Institute, Texas Exes University of Texas at Austin, National Sporting Clays Association, Texas Sporting Clays Association, Dallas Safari Club, Park Cities Quail, Pheasants Forever, Texas Trophy Hunters Association, Big Horn Society, Coastal Conservation Association, Plano Ducks Unlimited, Susan G. Komen Celebration of Hope Committee, and Parkway Hills Baptist Church. 

Jason was an avid wing hunter.  He loved to hunt dove, quail, pheasant, ducks, and was a competitive sporting clays shooter.  He also loved his Texas Longhorns and Texas Country Music.  Those that knew Jason knew his love of monogrammed shirts, Hermes ties, fancy cowboy boots, and the law.  His son, John, was his pride and joy, and Jason lovingly shared his love of all things Texas with him.  Jason's family and friends were important to him.  He liked nothing better than to agitate those he loved and to entertain through stories and jokes; his boisterous laugh will be remembered.  

Pallbearers are childhood friends Daniel Horowitz and Chance Stone, nephew Grant Hightower, good friend Cody Odom, and his longtime law school friends Joe Glenn Kahla, Heath Poole, Chris Dillon, and Adam Beever.  In addition, Daniel Horowitz and Hubert Crouch, his longtime mentor and friend, will share memories of Jason during the service. 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at ParkwayHills Baptist Church, 2700 Dallas Parkway, Plano, Texas.  The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at ParkwayHills Baptist Church.  Interment will be at Ridgeview West Memorial Park, Frisco, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ParkwayHills Baptist Church General Fund.

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Dear Nancy, Our family is so very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father to John. It sounds like he made a big impact during his years on this earth and will be greatly missed by many. We hope that he rests in peace. Your Fisher family is fully behind you, here to support. We all miss your sweet smile around the school and think about you often. Sending love and peace your way. The Van Slingerland family Lesley Van Slingerland, October 12, 2017 "For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him." - 1 Thessalonians 4:14 May your faith in our Lord restore you and keep alive the hope of His promise. In all of this darkness, He is the Light!
The Soto Family - Frisco, TX, October 6, 2017 Nancy: My heart goes out to you and John. Jason was loved so much and will be missed. You always knew when he was around when you heard his laugh. He will be watching over you and John forever. With love and deep sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. We will continue prayers for you both. Sara Margo, October 5, 2017 Please accept our heart felt condolences. Too young of a life to be lost. May his soul rest in peace. Hussain family, October 4, 2017 Mrs.Fatheree, May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Please remember that you are not alone... We are always here for you. Regards, Mahesh and Rupa ( Aadi & Aarna Vemula Parents) Mahesh and Rupa , October 4, 2017 He was a wonderful individual that will be missed by many. Continued prayers to Nancy and family as you deal with the loss. Robert Gallaher, October 4, 2017 Nancy, we are so sorry for your loss. It does not seem real. Prayers for you and your son during this time. Love, Alissa and Judge Green Alissa and Judy Green, October 4, 2017 Dear Ms. Fatheree and Son, Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved Jason. I will never forget him for being so kind and welcoming to me during my visit to the Dallas office two years ago. It was clear that he had a kind, sincere spirit. Always finding a way to inject light into everyone's day with humor and a bright smile. That energy will be profoundly missed. Love knows no boundaries - even those that divide Heaven and Earth. So whenever you feel sad, just remember your hearts are connected together. May God above bring comfort to your heart now and forever. With sympathy, Sharon Munajj Resource Center Manager Kilpatrick Townsend Sharon Munajj, October 4, 2017 Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Travis Childers, October 4, 2017 Nancy, So sorry for this great loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers! Joe and Sandy Penn, October 4, 2017 Jason was our neighbor who lived across the street from us. We talked to him frequently as he was outside walking their dog, Max, and playing with little John. Our greatest memory of Jason was his kindhearted concern for others. He was always checking on us to be sure we were alright, after Neal's heart attacks and ongoing poor health from two years ago. He was friendly and caring, even offering to move our trash barrels out for the trash pickup. One time during the winter he walked out to his mailbox and slipped and fell on the ice as he reached the mailbox. I was standing across the street watching his swan dive. He jumped up rather embarrassed and said, "Do you know a good attorney I could call?" We loved his sense of humor and will miss him. Our heartfelt prayers for Nancy and John, family, and friends.--Janelle Hail Neal and Janelle Hail, October 3, 2017 Jason's family is in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great guy.
Jana Gonzales, October 3, 2017 Jason taught me a great many things as I was growing up. The love for Steve Miller Band, Button Up Polo Shirts, cruising the L, & Don't let anyone put you down. He was a great friend, and he will be missed dearly. My condolences to his family & many friends. Clark Miller, October 3, 2017 Our heartfelt sympathy for Jason's family and most especially our chosen daughter Sonia who has lit up our life. He will always still be in your hearts. Tom & Rosie Roseann and Tom White, October 3, 2017 Love you Feloin!
Daniel Horowitz, October 3, 2017 Dear Fatheree family, Jason was one of a kind as you already know. His unique laugh and personality always stood above the rest. He will never be forgotten as his legacy will live on. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Much love. Stephanie (Klepac) Clowers BCHS, Bay City, TX c/o '90 Stephanie (Klepac) Clowers, October 3, 2017 Debbie and I got to meet Jason while in Law School with Heath Poole. He was a joy to be around and immediately became a part of our family. Jason came home with Heath one weekend and I welcomed him to our home by short sheeting his bed. Evidently he wasn't familiar with this joke for when I ask him how he slept he said pretty good but I had to sleep crossways in the bed. Great guy and will be Greatly missed!
Jim & Debbie Poole, October 3, 2017 Jason was like a brother to me he lived at my mother's house his sophomore year in high school. We have a lot of good stories with us.. gone but not forgotten, until we meet again I love you brother...
RICHARD PULSIFER, October 2, 2017
Feloin all of us down in Bay City have all kinds of stories and funny things you did. We all knew when you were coming we could hear the music, see that black cougar and purple lights... I'm waiting on the day when it shows fbk memories and doing the sayings of Urban Cowboy, I laughed so hard at you.... now we know your in heaven watching over your wife and son and the whole mess of us from the 90's!!!! You were a very special person that touched a lot of lives and made everyone happy. We love you Fe may you rest in peace. Tabatha Starns, October 2, 2017 Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers. Sandra Wagner, October 2, 2017 We have known each other since junior high, i cant believe the time that has passed. I know we are all proud of your accomplishments and your family. Im so sorry to see you have gone. I hope your family can find the strength to go on and one day your kids will do great things just like their dad did. Take care my friend, my fellow classmate
Jason Hernandez, October 2, 2017 Deepest sympathies to your family. Having been in this same position not too long ago, I understand your pain in this tragic loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Cynthia Riffe (JD, St. Mary's '00), October 2, 2017 I will never forget you. Jason. Thought the world of you. MIKE WAKEFIELD, October 2, 2017 Going to be missed dearly Jason.words can't express the joy I have seen you bring to people's lives including me. I never seen nothing but a smile on your face anytime and anywhere. Although after high school we grew apart we stayed in touch through fb.this is not good bye but see you later bro. May your friends and family find peace. There is so much more that needs to be said but I will let your memory do the rest. Go longhorns Duane Tucker, October 2, 2017 Nancy I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Kim Kinner Davis, October 2, 2017 Jason was a great source of comic relief during law school. Many friendships were born at St. Mary's during those three years. I feel honored to have shared that short portion of Jason's journey through life. His success as a lawyer was no surprise to his fellow classmates. As we continued our friendship through Facebook, I was thrilled for the family life that he enjoyed and shared with us through social media. My heart aches for Nancy and John. May Jason rest in eternal peace. Melissa Hines McClenahan , October 2, 2017 Jason was one of the finest men God ever created. Sadly, we lost him far too soon, but we can take comfort in knowing that he is now in the arms of our Lord God, waiting for us eventually to join him in Glory! Sam Brooks, October 2, 2017