He was the son of the late James L. Jarrett and Mildred Blair Jarrett of Cleveland.
He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Cleveland.
He was preceded in death by his sisters: Corneilia (Charlie) Walton, Marcella (Otis) Lane, and Joann (James) Parker.
He leaves to cherish his memories his companion in life, Lana Harris; sons: Ronald Whaley of Cleveland, Tracey Jarrett, Alonzo (Warisa) Jarrett, both of Chattanooga, and Corey (Tamika) Jarrett of Atlanta; daughters: Tara Jarrett and Mildred Jarrett, both of Chattanooga; brothers: Wayne (Sharon) Jarrett of Charleston, Kenneth Jarrett and Allen Jarrett, both of Cleveland; sisters: Charlotte George, Nina George, Phyllis Tucker, and Carol Dunn, all of Cleveland; Reba Cox of Chicago and Deborah (Johnny) Pitner of Minneapolis; his beloved grandchildren and great- grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-grandnieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He grew up in a Christian family and was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. After serving in the United States Army, he was employed with the Chattanooga Police Department for 22 years, from which he retired, and was later employment as a Chattanooga Court Officer.
The funeral will be at held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 914 Park Ave., where the Rev. Reginald Poindexter is the pastor. The Rev. Martha Tibbs of Christian Fellowship Center in Cleveland, will be the eulogist.
Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery
The body will be viewed after noon today, Feb. 21, 2013, and the family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 7:30 at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga TN (423-622-9995).