Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary

From an early age, Jason Lary learned from his father, that you got things done. “My Dad was a Jack of All trades. He was a baker. He liked working with his hands. Watching him as a kid, I thought he was a genius. Business man. Father. Church man. Deacon. Head of the Deacon Board when we were growing up.  Always do what you say you’re going to do. Don’t let people down.”  

His mother taught him persistence. Despite being chronically ill, she kept working as a nurse to help support her 6 children. “My Mom was sick our entire life.  She had a degenerative disease called Scleroderma.”  She died at the age of 53 when Lary was 30 years old. 

Lary’s father also made sure he went to college.  A man of color, having served in the U.S. Army during the 50’s, his Dad had a vision for Jason and his family.  He wanted Jason to go where the Lary family had never gone before. Another benefit was it gave Jason the opportunity to meet the love of his life. 

I got out of high school early, in ’79.  I was in the class of ’80. I didn’t even take a graduation picture.  I went straight to work as an electrician apprentice. I was down in the bakery one day and my Dad said, “So, now what?”  

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