James was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jackie Lee Jarrett, Sr., Tommy Russell Jarrett, and John William Jarrett; three sisters, Baby Margaret Jarrett, Betty Jarrett Hartness, and Janice Ruth Jarrett Barlow; brother-in-law, Joe Barlow; and sister-in-law Lawanda Jarrett.
He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Kendrick Jarrett, whom he married in 1960; two sons, James Richard ''Jay'' Jarrett, Jr. of Monticello and Gregory Allen Jarrett and wife Michelle of Monticello; one daughter, Lea Ann Ashcraft and husband Billy of Dermott; one brother, Ezra Earl ''Sonny'' Jarrett, Jr.; one sister, Linda Jarrett Johnson and husband Phil; one sister-in-law, Ann Hicks Jarrett; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial following in Tillar Cemetery. Please Visit www.stephensondearman.com for more information and to sign the guestbook.