James A. Jarrett

March 02, 1935 ‒ August 17, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

James A. Jarrett, age 83, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 2, 1935 in Marietta, Ohio 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 on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 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.

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  • Debbie, Karen and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. He may be gone from this earth but your memories will be with you forever. My deepest sympathies to you all.