GPA Midstream and GPSA Midstream Suppliers is saddened by the passing of Jon Jasper after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Jasper was an engineer and entrepreneur, who founded Jasper Ventures, a family-owned business dedicated to building world-class gas processing solutions for its customers. He was 75 years old.
Born in Decatur, Ind., Jasper grew up in Kentucky and earned a degree in chemical engineering from University of Kentucky. Upon graduation from college, Jasper and his wife of 53 years, Susan, moved to Texas where he began his career in the oil and gas industry, and they raised their children, Carrie-Ann, Jane and Brent.
For more than 50 years, Jasper was passionate about solving problems within the hydrocarbon industry. In 1992, this passion, and his belief that he could solve these problems better than anyone else, led him to create Engineering, Procurement & Construction, Inc (EPC). From the beginning, he worked to do what was necessary to provide clients with industry-leading service. EPC was restructured into the current Jasper Ventures family of companies after his son Brent joined the company in 2016.
“Jon’s work ethic was legendary and he was one of the nicest people I ever worked with,” said GPA Midstream President Joel Moxley. “I first met Jon in the early 1980s during start-up of a small gas processing plant in South Louisiana. He was a great mentor to everyone he encountered during his career. He will be mourned by his colleagues in the midstream industry who respected him as a godly man who was kind, humble and generous.”
“Jon’s leadership and dedication to GPSA, GPA Midstream and our industry will be missed,” said Gavin McIntyre, Manager, Process Applications and Customer Service at Bryan Research & Engineering, and GPSA 3rd Vice President. “He was always ready to step in and help or lend advice whenever asked. Those that knew him will remember him for openly sharing his faith along with his passion for engineering with anyone that would listen.”
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701; The Mentoring Alliance, 1909 S. Broadway, Tyler, Texas 75701; or Buckner Children & Family Services, 1014 S. High Street, Longview, Texas 75602.