Norman George Jarrett, 79

Norman George Jarrett, 79

Funeral services for Norman George Jarrett, 79, of Theodosia will be held at 2 p.m. today, May 27, 2020, at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home in Mountain Grove. Mr. Jarrett died May 21 at his home. 

He was born Dec. 26, 1940, in Mountain Grove, the son of Jesse Howard and Olive Lavern Jarrett. 

He grew up in Mountain Grove and went to Mountain Grove School. On May 23, 1963, he married Sandy Elliott. He was baptized at Pleasant Hill Church. 

Mr. Jarrett worked for 30 years for the City of Mountain Grove and on the Mountain Grove Fire Department, where he served as fire chief. In 2000, he and Mrs. Jarrett moved to Theodosia to retire, but he didn’t really retire because he loved working and fighting fires. He worked for the Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department for 18 years and was a respected mentor to many young volunteers on the fire departments. 

He was a hardworking man who would do anything for anybody. He enjoyed visiting with people and made many friends wherever he was. He was very proud to serve the communities where he lived, but most of all, he was extremely proud of his family. He will be dearly missed by friends, neighbors and family alike.

He is survived by Sandy, his loving wife of 57 years; one son, Ted Jarrett and wife Marsha of Mountain Grove; three grandsons, Nathan Jarrett and wife Andrea of Ozark, Heath Jarrett and wife Callie of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and Levi Jarrett and wife Hannah of Nixa; one granddaughter, Jessica Delker and husband Jacob of Crane; 13 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Barbra Barnes and Emma Nungessor, both of Mountain Grove, Grace Gott of Kansas City and Dorothy Harris of Lebanon; and other relatives, neighbors and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ruban Jarrett, Elza Jarrett and Walter Jarrett; and by one sister, Avis Kennedy. 

Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mountain Grove.

Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove, directors.

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