Joe M. Jett, Sr., 82, of the Mooresville Community, died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at St. Thomas Hospital.
Mr. Jett was a native of Williamson County. He was retired from the maintenance department of Columbia Academy and was a farmer. He had also worked at Bordens in Lewisburg and the A & P Grocery in Columbia. Mr. Jett served for 50 years as a deacon of the Mooresville Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. "Jodie" Jett and Janie Smith Jett, and brother, Eugene Jett.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Underwood Jett; daughters, Janice (Michael) Beckman of Tuscumbia, Ala., Jennifer (Tommy) Dale of Columbia, and Belinda (Jeff) Huitt of the Mooresville Community; sons, Joe M. (Paula)
Jett Jr. and Steve (Cindy) Jett, all of the Mooresville Community; sister, Beatrice Rowe of Florence, Ala.; brother, Clayton (Myrna) Jett of Columbia; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, June 29, at Heritage Funeral Home in Columbia with Dr. Barry Farris and Waymon Love officiating, followed by burial in Friendship Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Michael Beckman, Tommy Dale, Jeff Huitt, Trey Jett, Jacob Jett, Drew Huitt, Zack Huitt, and Jerry Knox.
Memorial donations may be made to Columbia Academy, 1114 W. 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401, or to Mooresville Church of Christ Mission Fund, Mooresville Hwy, Lewisburg, TN 37091.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.heritage-fhcs.com.