James M. Jarrett, known as Jimmy, 73, passed away early Friday morning, November 6, 2020 at VA Medical Center in Beckley, West Virginia due to illness. Jimmy was born in Beckley, West Virginia on March 8, 1947 to Noble and Imogene Jarrett. In addition to his parents Jimmy was also preceded in death by sister, Reva Jarrett and grandson, Hunter Smith. Jimmy was a loving husband, dedicated father and papaw, and a proud veteran. Jimmy is survived by his wife of fifty-two years Linda Jarrett, son Jimmy (Lori) Jarrett of Clear Fork, daughter Reva Smith of Ameagle, grandchildren: Summer Smith, Jo Beth (Bryce) Staton, Kirsten Jarrett, Brayden Jarrett, Dustin Smith, and great grandson Jayden Smith. Also surviving Jimmy is sister Barbara (Corkey) Treadway, nieces, Cathy Jo Shrewsberry and Carie Lynn (Brenda) Treadway. Both children remained close to their parents and visited often. Jimmy enjoyed spending time with his daughter, Reva as well as watching whatever football game was on that day with son, Jimmy. Jimmy was incredibly proud of his children and grandchildren and constantly talked about stories of them growing up and their future plans. From an early age Jimmy was an honest hardworking man who wanted nothing more than to provide for his family. Jimmy proudly served as a part of the 101st Airborne division, in the Vietnam War, and always reminded those around him that he would do it again without regret. A man full of integrity, grit, honesty, and love for his country, will be the way his family and friends remember him. One would always find him proudly sporting his decorated hat and driving his truck that proudly displayed his love for his country, as well as the love for his two best fur friends, Prissy and Missy who never left his side. Jimmy also had the honor of receiving Purple Heart recognition throughout his time in the Army. Everyone who knew Jimmy knew how proud of his family he was, how selfless, how honest, how hardworking, how loving, and how strong of a man he was. To know Jimmy was to love him. The world lost the kindest man with the most infectious laugh and his family will miss him each day. Jimmy never wanted to be the center of attention in any situation, in respect of his wishes there will be no services at this time. Jimmy constantly told family and friends to live life the way you wish, and to do the things you love while you are able, which is something the family wishes to share with everyone. In honor of this loving and honorable man, take nothing for granted, live the life you love, and know he is smiling and enjoying watching you do so. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27. THE TINMAN - THE TINEMAN IS GONE BUT HIS LEGACY LIVES ON PILES OF PINK SLIPS AND POINT SHEETS WILL BE NO MORE WHAT WILL WE DO? WHERE WILL WE TURN? THIS WE DO NOT KNOW BECAUSE THE TINMAN IS GONE HIS LEGACY WILL LIVE ON.
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