Jash was born to Jack Barnett and Shanan Gibson, at 6:08 p.m., Oct. 24, 1985, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
As a young boy, Jash participated in basketball and softball at the Glenn Center and also in the Boy Scouts of America Tiger Cubs.
As a young man, Jash enjoyed helping neighbors with "odd jobs."
In high school, he participated in track and cross country for Terre Haute North High School.
Jash also was a member of the auto body class, where he restored his first car, a 1965 Ford Mustang.
He graduated with the class of 2005.
Jash also attended Lincoln Tech, Indianapolis.
He worked at Kroger on Wabash for eight-and-a-half years. Jash followed his passion of restoring vehicles and was very talented at painting and placing graphics on cars and motorcycles. He owned Harley Davidson Super Glide, which was his favorite pastime.
Jash also enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and mushroom hunting and spending time with his kids. He was looking forward to spending Christmas Eve at his aunt Christina's and eating peanut butter fudge.
In an effort to make the best decisions for his life, he joined Freebirds. Jash had been clean for five months and had gained employment with Kellogs. Jash had recently dedicated much of his time volunteering for Freebirds, splitting wood and helping others within the organization.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Billy Gibson and George Skipo Jr., uncle Curtis William Gibson, and cousin Christopher Castaneda.
Jash is survived by his mother and dad, Shanan and George Skipo, father Jack Barnett, daughter Kendelle Barnett and her mother Brittaney, son Jamison Martin and his mother Adrienne, brother Shawn Curtis Barnett (fiance Brittany), and their two sons Aaiden and Kyler, grandparents Shirley (John) Ianotti and Jean Skipo, aunt and uncle Paul and Christina Castaneda, cousins Evette Castaneda, Gregory Castaneda, Christopher Castaneda, Isaac Castaneda, many extended family members, girlfriend Carla Torres, best buddies Gregory Castaneda, Christopher Castaneda, Matt Clark, Matt More, "Connecticut Ron," and his many friends at Freebirds and too many others to mention.
A special thanks to Jack Tanner at Freebirds for his love and direction during the past few months.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at 11 a.m., with Jim Evans officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home, Tuesday, from 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his family in his memory.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.