Jason Appling Obituary – Death: Jason Appling, a Language Arts Teacher at Collins Hill High School has passed away. His passing was announced on Sunday, October 3, 2021 through social media publication. Details surrounding his death have not been made public at this time.
“We were one of the first he ever taught, and many remained in contact over the years. If you would like to share a great memory or good time please click the link and fill out the form. Truly a good man has begun the next part of the journey. Rest well my friend…rest well our friend!”
Jason Appling was also a former teacher at Riverdale High School. He went to Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He worked at Gateway Assessment in 2002.
Jason was a part-time author. He has five books available on Amazon which are Edgar series and his first children’s book, Agnes the Average Unicorn.
It’s sad to say that I never got the chance to have him as my teacher but I knew a lot of his students and I knew him as a teacher… It breaks my heart to see that the man who was there for my very special day and actually married my husband and I and involved our son and our vows is no longer with us. I hope you find a nice place up in heaven to watch over all of your students and your family and your friends. Jason Appling Spread your new wings and go where ever you want to go. We all will miss you and never forget the lessons you thought us!
Condolences – Comments And Tributes
Jason Appling wow…. I’m at a loss. I was looking forward to the day you would officiate my wedding… wondering how you would embarrass me in front of family and friends. You saw right through my crap. You knew me better than I knew myself in school. Warning me of the long road ahead of If I didn’t change my ways. I didn’t listen and was too stubborn and you were still there to encourage me regardless. ever since freshman year. You tought me not to be afraid of being different. To keep my head down in school and sports. And encouraged me in my dreams to tattoo and write poetry. You taught me not to be embarrassed about my soft side. to be unapologetically myself when it came to our similar tastes in music and ideologies 🎶. You really helped me grow into my own . A true OG ; Punk and Metal aficionado, incredibly intelligent in literature, had a bullshit radar that was unparalleled. You are one of a kind , a welcoming mentor , a coach, and a most importantly a man who helped shape and build up thousands of kids into confidant young adults. What a shame, I remember you being the first adult I saw where I thought to myself “ if I turn out to be half as cool as app” I’ll be more than happy. You went against the grain without remorse because some people are just like that. We choose to figure things out for ourselves. Good or bad. Rest In Peace Coach. You made my high school experience one that I will never forget.
RIP Jason Appling, to the best teacher I ever had. You were always there for people. Even when you didn’t know them. You taught me one of the most valuable lessons I have ever learned in life. It’s ok to be you. My first Monday morning with you, you had the whole class write some kind of short story or something that happened over the weekend that which you then had us turn in after like 30 min or so. I wrote a story about secret squirrel and his adventures. And when most people would think I am weird or just silly. You told me to keep writing. You told me to never stop being me because sometimes the best people are a little weird. I had heard it before, but it was different hearing it from you. This big bald dude that seemed so vicious, but actually was one of the kindest people I have ever met. You never once judged me. I am forever grateful to have had someone in my life like you.
So sad to hear about the loss of my friend Jason Appling. He was such a sweet, smart, funny and scary guy all at the same time. My heart is breaking for his beautiful wife Kristy and his whole family. Reading the posts from all his “lambs” from Collins Hill and Riverdale high schools has made me realize what a HUGE impact he had on so many lives. You will be sorely missed by so many Jason.