Dana William Jarrett, age 60, of Mt. Nebo, died peacefully Oct. 8, 2013, at his home under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice after a courageous 10-month battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 21, 1953, in Charleston, a son of the late Cam and Bertha Sampson Jarrett. On May 5, 1990, he married Judy Hinkle who survives. In addition to his wife he is survived by his mother-in-law, Garnett Hinkle, of Buckhannon; three daughters, Alicia Foster and companion, Chuck Dean, of Orlando, Deirdre Grogg and husband, Benjamin, of Grafton, and Deanne Carr and husband, Brian, of Buckhannon; two sons, Trenton Gum and companion, Lisa, of Morgantown, and Seth Gum and wife, Twyla, of San Diego, Calif.; one granddaughter, Shyann Foster, of Orlando; four grandsons, Dylan Foster, of Orlando, Randall and Gunner Grogg, both of Grafton, and Wyatt Gum, of San Diego Calif.; three sisters, Patricia Hissam and husband, Darrell, and Sandra Jarrett, all of Buckhannon, and Debbie Jarrett of Weston; several nieces and nephews and best friend, Rick Day and wife, Barb, of Buckhannon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Gene Jarrett, and father-in-law, Gerald Hinkle. Mr. Jarrett was a batch mixer at Corhart Refractories and a member of the United Steel Workers of America for 26 years. He was a lifelong member of the NRA and a member of Sand Run Baptist Church. He was an avid Harley Rider and outdoorsman and had a deep love for God, country and family. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye. He was also a great Civil War buff.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the Sand Run Baptist Church in Excelsior, where a funeral service will be held 1 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating. At Mr. Jarrett's request he will be cremated and a private burial will be held at a later date. In honor of Dana contributions may be made to the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, 1 Medical Dr., Morgantown, WV 26506. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.
Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.