Howard Lee Jarrett
October 5, 1933 – April 27, 2021
Howard Lee Jarrett, age 87, of Allen, Texas passed away Tuesday April 27th 2021. Howard was born in West Virginia on October 5th 1933 to Arthur and Stella Jarrett. He was preceded in death by His loving wife of 58 years, Anna Jarrett, both His parents and 2 Brothers.
Howard is survived by His sister Doris Adams, son Howard (Chip) Jarrett and his wife Catherine, His daughter Tammy Evans and husband Andrew Evans, grandchildren David and Kennedy Jarrett, Lisa Kinsey and great grandchildren Hayden and Cora. He was a 10 year veteran of the United States Navy and served 3 years in the Korean War.
Howard was a wonderful Husband, Dad and Papa... He will be missed so very much.
Flowers are welcome or in lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Howard’s name to a charity of your choice.
A private visitation will be held prior to a graveside service at Dallas/Ft Worth Memorial Cemetery in Dallas, Texas on Monday May 10th, 2021 at 2:00pm.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.teddickeywestfuneral.com for the Jarrett family.
Graveside Service, Monday, May 10, 2021 - 2PM, Dallas, Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy., Dallas, TX
Howard Lee Jarrett
May 10, 2021
I have so many memories of Senior and Jo but remember vividly going to their house in Allen and throwing horseshoes and Senior making fun of the way I threw them. I told him that we did not have horseshoe pits on my block in New York City and he just laughed with that twinkle in his eye and proceeded to show me how it was done. He was a presence at so many social and sporting events and always had a big smile and a word of encouragement or affirmation. Senior and Jo were big parts of my life in Dallas and I am grateful for my time with them.
May 9, 2021
I could not have asked for a better Father in law to walk through life with. Senior treated me like one of his own children from the day we met. In fact, we had not even met when he came all the way to “Sneakers”, on Chips request to help work on my truck. From that day on he was my Dad too. He could fix anything and was always there when we needed him. He gave me a set of tiny screwdrivers to fix EVERTHING, especially toys! Almost 30 years later I am still using them. The love he showed his grandchildren was unending and unconditional. I will miss those bright blue eyes of his twinkle as he he would tell David how proud he was of him, and the hundreds of times he told kennedy how beautiful she and her her hair was. Although I think he may have been a little jealous of her blonde curls. I will miss our long talks about growing up in West Virginia and how he sat on the front pew at church every Sunday watching his Dad preach. The devotion he showed the love of his life was an amazing example to us all of how to love one another. I look forward to the day when we will all meet again in Heaven. I love you Senior.
May 7, 2021
When I came to America from England, the first friend I made was my future Father-in-law. We were instantly buddies because we were both military men... we could talk for hours about being in service.... Me and my wife lived with my Mother and Father-in-law for 2 years while I went back to school to start a new career.... If it was just me and my Father-in-law for dinner I would make these enormous amounts of food and we would watch the news or baseball.... that’s where I learned the phrase “If he gets a piece of this one it’ll be out of the park!”.... I had a camero that was always breaking and He would help me work on it.... one time He took the entire engine apart and I was amazed how he put it back together again. Years down the road my in-laws came to live with my wife and me... and once again... it was the camaraderie of not just a Father-in-law but a guy who had some of the same life experiences. He called me “Main” as in His “Main-man” ... I was so lucky and blessed to have a Father-in-law like Him... He was a character.... I loved and will miss my American Dad.
May 7, 2021
What can I say about my Dad... What can I say about the person who worked sometimes 2 jobs to care of our family..... the person who cheered me on 24/7... My Dad was my protector... I knew He would always keep our family safe... He truly loved my Mother and my Brother and me... Happy hour to my Dad was coming home to us. He would work all week and part of the weekend and His spare time was supervising the local little league, working on our cars, or someone else’s... cookouts with family or an impromptu camp out under the carport to give Mom a break from raising 2 children. Our cousins have called... friends have called... they all loved Dad.... One story that sums up my Dad was told to me by my grandmother (Mama) and Aunt: When Dad was young the school bus driver came to my Grandfather (Papa) and said Dad had been fighting on the bus... why was He fighting?.... there was a little boy who was handicapped and Dad was the one who fought the boys picking on this little boy to defend him. That says everything about Dads character... That’s the same character that led Dad to put on a uniform and go to war to defend our country.... I’ve never really watched all those super hero movies that are so popular... I didn’t need to... I had my Dad... and no Daughter has ever been more grateful to our heavenly FATHER for the blessing of such a wonderful Dad.
May 7, 2021
Chip, Catherine, Tammy and Andy,
I know you will miss Duke. Wish we could go back for one more reunion at the farm where we all were there. It was a hoot to see you all arrive in that big RV.
Gail (Pauline's daughter)