Jeffrey Dayton Jarrell, age 69 formerly of Grandview, WV, passed away Friday, June 7th, 2019 at his home in Centreville, AL surrounded by his family after suffering a stroke on February 8th, 2019 as well as multiple strokes there after. Jeff was born January 22, 1950 in Charleston, WV to his father Dayton Jarrell and mother Glenna Large Jarrell who has preceded him in death.
Jeff is a retired coal miner, last working at Jim Walters no. 5 in Brookwood AL and was a member of the UMWA for over 30 years. He was a Master Electrician, Brick Mason, self taught auto mechanic, skilled in carpentry, and a general “Jack of all trades.” He was known to always have a smile on his face and always give sound advice. He was also known to say things such as, “Work smarter, not harder. Never make a waisted trip.” When asked how he was doing, he would promptly answer, “Fantastic.” He was always willing to lend a helping hand and never met a stranger. Jeff was a member of the Brookwood Masonic Lodge #509 F&AM in Brookwood AL.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Sandy Hawley Jarrell, daughter Amy Nicole Jarrell, and son Christopher Scott (Scotty) Jarrell and his wife Virginia. He also is survived by his seven grandchildren, Alexander Cameron Thomas, Jeffery James Jarrell, Sadie’K Picabo Jarrell, Jena Helen Jarrell, Dayton Scott Jarrell, Sydney Snow Jarrell, and the baby Charlie Blair Jarrell. He is also survived by his sister Linda Kay Jarrell Moffit, brother Ernest Lewis Jarrell, as well as uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Friday, June 14th, 2019 at the Melton Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Andrew “Andy” Davis officiating. Friends may call from Noon until time of service on Friday at the funeral home. Entombment will follow in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Dillon, Mac Carnes, J.E. Hawley, Blaine Jarrell, Delmer Lilly, and James Large.
The family would like to give a very special thanks to Amedysis Hospice, of Northport, AL, particularly Danielle his nurse and Natasha, his nurse aide. We would also like to thank Rene Tarver and Latasha Taylor for the special care that they showed Jeff during his illness. Jeff was very appreciative of their gentle and tender loving care. They became part of our family and we are deeply grateful that the Lord put them in our lives.