Mr. Robert Jolly “Bob” Jarrett, Jonesborough, age 83, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mr. Jarrett was a native of Green Mt., North Carolina, and the son of the late Robert and Julie Woody Jarrett. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Jessie Jarrett, David Jarrett, Ellic Jarrett and Alfred “Buster” Jarrett; and four sisters, Pauline Jarrett, Daisy Wyatt, Ethel Tipton and Velma Huffman.
Mr. Jarrett was a United States Air Force Veteran, having served in the Korean War.
He retired from the city of Johnson City after 20 years of service at Motor Transport.
Mr. Jarrett was a member of the Masonic Rhea Lodge in Jonesborough. He was a 32nd degree Mason, Shriner and member of the Scottish Rite.
He was a very loving father, grandfather and husband. He always put others first and would help anyone.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Charlotte Haynes Jarrett, Jonesborough; two sons, Robert M. (Junior) Jarrett and wife, Angie, and Sam Jarrett and wife, Rachel; two daughters, Donna Tallmadge and husband, James, and Stephanie Dunn and husband, Eric; granddaughters, Kacie Jarrett, Emily Jarrett and Kelli Ward; grandson, Jacob Dunn; and one brother, Charlie Jarrett.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Buddy Jones officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eric Dunn, James Tallmadge, David Wise, Mickey Faulkner and other family and friends.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society NE Office, 508 Princeton Rd., Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601.
Condolences may be sent to the Jarrett family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough; 753-3821