Obituary: Francis (Jerry) Jarrell
Francis (Jerry) Jarrell, 93, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., passed away at home Aug. 16, 2017, and went to be with his Lord. He was born Jan. 18, 1924, to Booker and Cora Jarrell in Lebanon, Missouri. He then enlisted in the US Navy and was aboard a troop transport ship, USS General J.R. Brooke, from August 1943 to March 1946.
After the military, he worked in Grand Junction, Colo., and later moved to Beaumont, Calif., where he was part owner of a hardware store and retired from this employment.
He married Ida Musto May 1, 1954, and became a step father of three children. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ida; two step-children, Johnny Musto, and JoAnn McDonald; four brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon of 15 years; a daughter, Christina Acklin; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, as well as two step-sons, a step-daughter, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Fountain of Life Church, 3160 N. Lynx Lake Drive, Prescott Valley, Ariz. He is with his late wife, Ida, in Riverside National Cemetery, Calif. In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe made to Maggies Hospice, 306 N. Virginia Street, Prescott, Ariz. 86301-2634, and Fountain of Life Church, P.O. Box 25338 Prescott Valley, Ariz. 86312. Arrangements entrusted to Sunrise Funeral Home.
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