William E. Jarrett: Aug. 23, 2015

Published 5:32 pm Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mr. William Edward “Ed” Jarrett passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, peacefully and surrounded by his family.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, followed by the funeral service to begin at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St.  Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Born July 17, 1942, he was a son of the late John Wayne Jarrett and Annie Mae Bazemore Jarrett of Sylacauga, Ala.
Mr. Jarrett was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in heavy armor, and later joined the U..S Air Force Reserves.  He was a graduate of Jacksonville State College and was a draftsman by trade. He was employed by Red Stone Arsenal of Huntsville, Ala., and worked on the development of escape systems for astronauts aboard the Saturn 5 rocket. Upon leaving Redstone Arsenal, Mr. Jarrett and his wife, Judy, relocated to Americus, Ga., with their son.  Mr. Jarrett worked for Metalux Lighting and later Cooper Lighting for over 30 years until his retirement. Mr. Jarrett enjoyed spending time with his wife at their mountain home in Blairsville, Ga. He was active in Shiloh Baptist Church of Americus, and was a strong supporter of M.B. Council Lodge No. 13 in Americus. Mr. Jarrett believed his greatest accomplishment and purpose was to be a provider to his family.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy Jarrett, his son Edward D. Jarrett of Johns Creek, his daughter-in-law Lynne Sachs, and grandson Travis Turner and wife Brooke Turner of Smyrna.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and by his brother, Wayne Jarrett of Arlington, Va.
To sign our online guestbook and express your condolences to the family, please visit www.hancockfuneralhomeinc.com
Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements for Mr. William Edward “Ed” Jarrett.