The wrestling world has legends and pioneers come and go, but their hard work and contributions to the industry etch their places in the rich history of professional wrestling. One such legend that will always be remembered is the late Jerry Jarrett who recently left the world for a heavenly abode. With Jerry taking a new place up in the skies, services to remember his life were recently announced.
On February 14, 2023, Jerry W. Jarrett, 80, of Franklin, who had formerly resided in Hendersonville, passed away. Jerry’s parents, the late Winston Nathaniel Jarrett and the late Christine “Teeny” Wright Jarrett were in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 4, 1942.
Jerry Jarett was a well-known promoter of professional wrestling, a businessman, a storyteller, a visionary, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather. The survivors of Jerry Jarrett include his wife of 51 years, Deborah Jarrett; his children, Jerry Jarrett, Jr., Jeff Jarrett (Karen), Jennifer Mathews (Tate), and Jason Jarrett (Lindi); his grandchildren, Harper, Carter, Joslyn, Jaclyn, Kyra, Jeryn, Kody, Jarret, Jackson, Jenna, Judson, Ava, Blakely, and Jude.
Jerry Jarrett’s wrestling legacy will live forever due to his immense work in the industry. Furthermore, it will carry forward proudly by his son Jeff Jarrett who continues to be a pioneer of the wrestling world to this date.
On February 21, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., Long Hollow Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee, will host a celebration of Jerry Jarett’s life. Prior to the memorial service, there will be an hour of family visitation. Donations in Jerry’s honor may be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in place of flowers. Sumner Funeral & Cremation Lakeside, Hendersonville (615) 822-4442 is in charge of making the arrangements.
Jerry Jarrett may be gone, but his impact on the business will inspire future generations to do their part in making the hardcore world of professional wrestling even greater in the future. Ringside News extends its condolences and wishes to the entire Jarrett family as they bid farewell to their loved one.
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