Jameson "Spank" Edward Anthony Businger

11/15/1985 - 05/28/2024


Obituary For Jameson "Spank" Edward Anthony Businger


Jameson "Spank" Edward Anthony Businger, 38, passed away May 28, 2024. Jameson was born November 15, 1985 in Bluffton to Robert and Mary Ann (Parkins) Businger.

Jameson graduated from Cory-Rawson High School and the Johnson and Wales Culinary Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina from which he became a culinary chef and pastry chef. He was very inventive with a contagious smile and laugh. Jameson had an appetite for life and great food, he had a great knowledge of food and enjoyed sharing this knowledge with anyone he could. His sharing with others allowed his imagination to come up with even greater recipes and concoctions. Jameson's love of food brought a happy and free spirit that defined him. Observing him in the kitchen was something to behold as a master of making up his own recipes and doing ten things at once. He enjoyed a tradition of hunting that was started by his grandfather, Ed Parkins. That tradition of hunting lead to Jameson's love for bow hunting. Jameson was born with a naturally sweet and kind soul, a heart of gold, a big smile for everyone he met and was always a joy to be around. He will be missed more than any words can express and he will forever be in his family's hearts until they meet again. Jameson always found the time to stop and smell the roses.

Please remember that life is fragile, short and should always be lived to its the end of the day.

Survivors include his parents, Robert and Mary Ann Businger of Jenera; a brother, Jerrad (Shannon) Businger of Crestwood, Kentucky; a sister, Jaima (Ethan) James of LaGrange, Kentucky; four nieces and a nephew, Raegan, Clara and Noah Businger, and Everly and Quinn James; a paternal grandmother, Catherine Businger of Findlay; a maternal grandmother, Fairy Parkins of Bluffton and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jameson was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Eldon Businger and maternal grandfather, Edward Parkins.

A visitation will be held from 11:11 a.m. - 1:11 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton with a celebration of life beginning at 1:11 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund that has been set up for his nieces and nephew.

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  • 06/03/2024

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family. May the Lord comfort you as you endure the loss of an awesome son and young life. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  • 06/01/2024

    Sid & Mary Ann - my heart breaks for you and your family, both the Businger and Parkins. My prayer is that God will hold you in his arms as you travel this most difficult path in life. My sympathies to you today and in the weeks ahead, cherish the memories. Prayers for all.

  • 06/01/2024

    Our deepest condolences to the family. What a great guy!! -Dave, Alice and John Fellabaum

  • 05/31/2024

    Thinking and praying for you all during this difficult time. Prayers and hugs . Steve and Jana

  • 05/31/2024

    Jameson will be very missed. I always looked forward to see him at work. He was always upbeat and usually had a smile on his face. He was so uplifting and fun to be around. I loved the fact that he was good at his job and he would be a team player. I will miss our conversations. I will never forget you.

  • 05/31/2024

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to all of you. Jameson was a fantastic funny guy. I'll miss his stories and smile. Love you all. Bonnie Mahaffey

  • 05/31/2024

    Sid & Mary Ann, We are so so sorry to hear of the loss of Spank. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Know that you are thought about and we offer our hugs and love to you at this time.

  • 05/31/2024

    Extending our sympathy to all in the passing of Jameson. God be with you as you grieve and share wonderful memories. Our hearts are holding you close in prayer. Denny and Jayne Caskie, Jaden and Keri Caskie

  • 05/31/2024

    We are deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Jameson. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Businger family during this incredibly difficult time. May you find comfort in the cherished memories you shared with Jameson and in the support of those who cared about him and the lives he left impressions on.

  • 05/31/2024

    My condolences to all his family and friends. God be with you in this difficult time.

  • 05/30/2024

    Jameson was one of a kind. Always a pleasant and sweet person to chat with. In our years as neighbors, we had the pleasure of knowing him. We send our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. He will be missed. Hugs from The Essinger Family.

  • 05/30/2024

    Jameson was an amazing man! He always made time to cook with me and teach me amazing skills in the kitchen. He was very compassionate to me and my family and I will never be able to eat Alfredo or make French press coffee again with our remembering him!

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