P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

James Richard Jarrett, Sr.
March 31, 1940 - November 7, 2021

James Richard Jarrett, Sr.

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James Richard Jarrett, Sr., age 81 of Monticello, went to his Heavenly home on Sunday, November 7, 2021, surrounded by his loving wife and children at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was born March 31, 1940, to the late Ezra Earl Jarrett, Sr., and Margaret Bush Jarrett. James and his family moved to Monticello in 1963. He managed Sunflower Food Stores until 1980 when he transferred to manager of Piggly Wiggly stores around SEARK. He volunteered with the Drew County Literacy Council after his retirement. James was a Christian in faith.
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.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Service
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
at 11:00 a.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Tillar Cemetery
Hwy 277
Tillar, AR  71670
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  1. Tiara Hobbs Robinson
    To the Jarrett family, I am so sorry for your lose. I will keep your family in my prayers.
  2. Barbara Newton
    So sorry about Mr. James. He was a good man and will be missed.
  3. robert farrish
    my the lord be with the family, a man that will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family. Tony Farrish
  4. Lee Ann McDaniel
    Dear family,

    Mr. Jarrett was such a sweet and kind man. May God bless you with comfort and peace.
    Lee Ann and Darrell McDaniel
  5. James and Kathy Berry
    Jarrett. Family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers.
    James and Kathy
  6. Valerie Thompson
    Thoughts and prayers
  7. Roger and Wanda Pierce
    I have always admired James and Margaret. The two of them always seemed so happy to be together. I know he will be missed by all that love him. May be all spread happiness and cheer as did he.
  8. Beth Davis
    Thoughts and prayers Mr. Jarrett will be missed by many.
  9. Dana Jarrett
    My thoughts and prayers are with all. I loved Uncle James he was an amazing man that loved my family dearly.

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