Dennis Leon Jett – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Funeral service for Dennis Leon Jett, 89, of Decatur will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Kelly and Rev. J.B. Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Jett went to be with the Lord on October 22, 2013, at home. He was born May 22, 1924, in Lawrence County to George and Rosa Gray Jett. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; also by his sisters, Mildred Jett Shelton, Gertrude Jett Polk and Carolyn Jett Hames and brothers, Jackie Don Jett and Travis Jett.

Mr. Jett is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mildred Shadix Jett; daughters, Denice Jett Schultz (Nathan) of Opp and Cindy Jett Anders (Roger) of Decatur; grandchildren, Josh Anders (Christy) of Decatur, Amy Thigpen Reeves (Will) of New Brockton and Landon Thigpen (Karissa) of Opp; and great-grandchildren, Aubry and Brian Reeves of New Brockton.

He is also survived by his sisters, Flora Nell Jett Gregg (Joe) of St. Albans, West Virginia, and Glenda Jett Thompson of George Town, Texas; brothers, Bobby Ray Jett Sr., Hoyt L. Jett Sr. (Bobbie) and Dwight M. Jett Sr. (Pattie), all of Decatur, and Eugene Jett (Linda) Seffner of Florida.

He was a member and deacon of Sixteenth Avenue Baptist Church. He retired from the State of Alabama Highway Department after 37 years of service. He was a graduate of Athens State College and a member of the 50 Year Club. He was a 32 Degree Mason and a member of Rising Sun Lodge No. 29, Cahaba Shrine Temple, Mary Lou Dancy Chapter No. 320 Order of Eastern Star and past president of the Decatur Shrine Club.

Special thanks to his caregivers, Roberta Brown and Lillie Harney, and Hospice of the Valley.

Pallbearers will be members of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Men’s Sunday school class and Deacons of Sixteenth Avenue Baptist Church. Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of the Valley

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