Russell Lee Jarrett, 58, SFC-US Army-Retired of St Petersburg, FL: local memorial service was held at 3:00 PM, on Monday, July 30, 2012 at Bay Pines National Cemetery with Chaplain Herb Karkheck officiating.
A native of Phenix City, AL and a local resident since 2010, when he moved here from Harker Heights, TX; he was a career military man serving in the US Army during the Vietnam War Era and Kuwait War Era.
During his military career, he was a Chief of Mobile Subscriber Equipment Communications and a Wire Systems Instrument Installer. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal; US Army Commendations Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; US Army Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Good Conduct Medal (6th Award); Armed Forces Expedition Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon with 2 Clusters; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon with 2 Clusters; Sharpshooter Badge-Rifle; US Army Recruiter Badge; National Defense Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars; Driver and Mechanic Badge; Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars; Kuwait Liberation Medal and completed Education Systems Course; Hazardous Cargo Certification Course and the NCO Advance Course.
He is survived by his daughter, Debra Jarrett and her husband, Nathan Carandang of Harker Heights, Texas; his former wife of 27 years, Mi Cha Jarrett of Harker Heights, Texas; three sisters: Patsy Willey of St Petersburg, FL; Beverly Strickland of St Petersburg, FL and Teresa Thomas of Clearwater, FL and his six grandchildren: Donnie, Cierra, Gabrielle, Taylor, Jordan and Paitin.
Interment will be held with graveside services and full military honors presented by the Ft. Hood Honors Team at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 State Highway 195, Killeen, TX 76542, (254) 616-1770.
Please send all floral arrangements directly to the cemetery, prior to service time and sign the guestbook below.
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