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X-man

Jason St. John is a single father of Xavier St. John, 9, both of Midland. St. John and his ex-wife adopted Xavier out of foster care when he was seven years old.

St. John now lives in an apartment in Midland, where Xavier also lives on the days that St. John has him. St. John and his ex-wife have Xavier on different days depending on their schedules.

St. John works at Dow Chemical as a fork truck driver and he also has a home repair business on the side. His two jobs help him to provide for both him and Xavier.

Xavier’s nickname given to him by his father is X-man. St. John and Xavier have a very close relationship. They are always wrestling and laughing together. “He knows he just has to tap the floor and we stop.” St. John said.

“X-man’s a good kid. He just gets into trouble sometimes.” St. John said. “I do or say something I would around my coworkers, and he repeats it and then I wonder where he gets it from.”

St. John is a very loving hardworking father to Xavier. They have a close relationship that you don’t see very often these days.

Jason St. John,30, gives Xavier St. John,9, both of Midland his lunch in their Midland apartment on Oct. 30.

Jason St. John, 30, of Midland works in the bathroom in a Midland home on Nov. 6. St. John has a home repair business as a side job to help support him and Xavier.

Jason St. John, 30, of Midland, makes a kissy face to tease his son Xavier St. John, 9, also of Midland, on Oct. 29 in their Midland apartment. "You're not going to give your dad a kiss?" Jason asked. "No! That's gross!" Xavier said.

Xavier St. John, 9, and Jason St. John, 30, both of Midland thumb wrestle on Oct. 29 in their Midland apartment. "Tag team!" Xavier said as he used another finger to take down his dad's thumb. "Tag team?! That's not fair." St. John said.

Jason St. John, 30, of Midland stands and talks with his son Xavier St. John, 9, also of Midland on Oct. 13 on the tridge in Midland.

Jason St. John, 30, of Midland puts his son Xavier St. John, 9, also of Midland to bed on Nov. 7 in their Midland apartment. "Love you X-man. Goodnight let the bug beds bite." St. John said.

Jason St. John, 30, of Midland walks with his son Xavier St. John, 9, also of Midland on Oct. 13 on the tridge in Midland. "X-man's a good kid. He just gets into trouble sometimes." St. John said. "I do or say something I would around my coworkers, and he repeats it and then I wonder where he gets it from."

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