MOUNT VERNON — James A. Jarrett, 83, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 2, 1935, in Marietta, the son of Carl and Grace (Hunter) Jarrett.
Jim retired from the United States Army and proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War and Vietnam Conflict. He was a recipient of the Silver Star for his valor in combat. He was also awarded The Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross and Parachute Badge.
Upon retiring from the military, Jim owned and operated his own trucking company. He was a member of Amvets Post #95, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4027, Kam Ram Grotto, Mount Zion Lodge #9 F&AM, Knox Chapter #236 Order of Eastern Star and Colonial City Moose Lodge #2355.
Jim is survived by his daughters, Deborah A. Pierce of Reno, Nevada, and Karen (Jon) Tanner of Walhonding; three grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson, Steven Scott and Tristan Tanner; three great-grandchildren; and his canine companion, Happy.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sue Jarrett; two daughters, Christy Zimmerman and Teri Lynn Brown; two brothers, Carl Jarrett and Jerry Jarrett.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. Pastor Dallas Waggle will be officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org, your local Honor Flight or the Black Horse Association/ 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at www.blackhorse.org.
To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of James A. Jarrett.