Jason Edward Minnix, age 47 of Swannanoa, NC and formerly of Boones Mill, tragically passed away Thursday April 15, 2021. He was a graduate of Franklin County High School and DePaul University. A gifted musician and teacher, Jason was currently serving Eblen Intermediate School as their Music Teacher, having previously taught at Owen High School, Bassett High School, and Bassett Middle School. “Minnix”, as he was affectionately known by students, touched the lives of many during his 20-year teaching career. He was intelligent, creative and generous. Jason will be remembered for his dedication to family, genuine friendships, and devotion to his wife. He will be deeply missed. Surviving are his wife, Brandy; parents, Ronald and Ann Minnix; sister, Courtney Hayth (Eric); and nephews, Coleman and Declan Hayth. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Buncombe County Schools Foundation, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28806. Please designate in Mr. Jason Minnix’s memory. The funds will be used for Eblen Intermediate School’s Music Program. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday at Flora Funeral Chapel. Private inurnment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount and request that COVID-19 mandates be followed.