We first Met Jayson in 2007 at the Lucky Nugget Card Club in
Deadwood, SD. He soon became a regular on the HPT circuit…..at least
locations within a 10 hour drive or less. I distinctly remember
conversations with Jayson. He was not fond of flying. We also
periodically talked about the meat market business and he often spoke very
highly of the people that ran the business so well. He credited them and
his family for allowing him to have the time to play poker.
He could almost always be found playing the cash tables
until just minutes before the qualifiers or main events would start. He
was a blast to play with and a very special person. The very first time I
met Jayson he brought me and many of our crew to tears as he cried himself
while reading a note his daughter had written him and that he carried in his
breast pocket. I remember, she wanted him to become a
thousandaire. I never did have the fortune of meeting Jayson’s
family but he frequently talked of them at the poker table. Jayson had
always promised me the best steak he could find on my next trip to
Colorado. I guess I’ll take a rain check and change of location on that
steak. Jayson will be missed.
Executive Producer HPT
and the entire HPT family.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 26th at Horan and McContay funeral home
9998 Grant Street
Viewing will be at 9:00am, service at 10:00 - 11:00am. Flowers can be sent to the above address.