Kason Andrew Jacob Dedmon was granted his beautiful angel wings on 08/22/2022. His final days were spent at home surrounded by family and friends that he loved so dearly.
Kason's life may seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him, understood that the quality of his life far exceeded the amount of time in which he lived. His radiant smile melted the hearts of those who knew him and even the heart of those who did not. Although he never spoke a word, his voice and thoughts could always be heard. He truly had an immense love for every person he met. The love he had for his parents radiated through his big brown eyes and through his breathtaking smile. He touched everyone who knew him in some way, throughout his short, yet very memorable life.
Although Kason's illnesses made him appear frail, he possessed a strength unlike any other, perseverance, the ability to overcome incredible odds as well as so many physical challenges. With his courage and bravery, he led us to believe that each day is a blessing. Each and every day is also an opportunity to create priceless memories.
He spent many hours rocking with his dad in the recliner, while cuddling his Momma and Daddy who loved him so much. He enjoyed old country music, watching The Greatest Showman, and eating cake although it was typically more icing than cake. He loved the sounds of Sunday morning services & always helped Brother Keith preach. He spent Saturday mornings with Dad watching College Game Day and calling those Hogs. He spent every evening cuddled up in the recliner with either his mom or his dad. Mom and Dad's arms were one of the few places he could always sleep peacefully through the night. He enjoyed swimming in his pool with his baby brother and taking turns giving Mama and Daddy wet, slobbery kisses.
Kason also enjoyed playing with his best friends Caroline Tyson, Addie & Sutton Deramus, and all of the Raybourn kids. He loved riding the tractor at Boo and Pop's! Kason enjoyed going to Mammaw & PeePaws house where he would be treated with DumDum suckers & fishing trips. Kason also loved being called "Boomer" and loved listening to the Oklahoma University Fight Song. He loved taking long fat naps with his MeMe and DoDo and riding the four wheeler with Dan.
With Kason's passing we want to remind others that his life is one to be celebrated. Although we will miss him severely everyday, especially his precious smile, he will remain forever in our hearts. Through his unintentional teachings about life, we were able to create wonderful memories that will last us a lifetime and it has been an honor to be his parents. We are so blessed to have been the parents to God's greatest miracle.
Kason leaves behind many wonderful caregivers that provided love and support that enhanced his quality of life. Kason's love extends to his wonderful nurses Stephanie Tyson and Thina Raybourn. He will be dearly missed by his special caregivers at Arkansas Children's Hospital, all of his therapists he met along the way and his all of his friends we have met during Kason's medical journey. All of these incredibly special people, too numerous to mention, provided Kason with love and dignity in his life and also in his death.
Kason is survived by his loving parents, Keith Allen and Kimberlee Dedmon of Mansfield, Arkansas and one brother Kaine of the home; paternal grandparents, Keith and Tracy Dedmon of West Hartford, Arkansas, paternal grandmother, Betty Jo Phillips of Greenwood, Arkansas, maternal grandparents Tim and Christi Combs of Parks, Arkansas, maternal great grandmother, Wathenia McCauley, maternal great grandparents, Harvey and Pat Combs, paternal great grandparents Eugene and Janice Dedmon and Buck and Mary Byford, aunts Trinity Combs of Waldron, Arkansas, Taely Dedmon of West Hartford, Arkansas, Mindy Combs of Nashville, Tennessee, Madison Allen of Lavaca, Arkansas, and Paige Hamm of Greenwood, Arkansas, uncles Seth Allen of Lavaca, Arkansas, Kyle Combs of Parks, Arkansas, and Duncan McCauley of Conway, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Henry Andrew "Andy" McCauley in which he was named after, great-grandfather Henry McCauley, cousin Kory Jacob Dedmon in which he was also named after and great-grandmother, Bob and Irma Dean (Kirk) Brown, great grandparents Sherill and Berthie Phillips and great great grandmother Betty Jo Frost and Brittnie Harrison.
Kason was loved and will be missed by MANY other cousins, friends, and family members.
Kason's Celebration of Life service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 26, 2022 at Waldron Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Keith Elmore officiating. Interment will follow in the Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Pallbearers will be Seth Allen, Garron Deramus, Kyle Combs, Roy Holtz, Dan Newman, Robbie Tyson, Chris Williams, and Cody Raybourn. Honorary Pallbearers are Kaine Dedmon, Keith Dedmon SR, Keith Dedmon JR, Tim Combs, Junior Newman, Waylon Deramus as well as all of the other friends & family members who loved and cherished Kason dearly.
Kason's visitation will be Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Kason to:
Cure GRIN Foundation
Arkansas Children's Hospital
GRIN1 Scholarship fund at Todays Bank in Mansfield, AR.