History of the Restoration Movement

John William Jarrett


Biographical Sketch On The Life Of John W. Jarrett

John William Jarrett was born in Wildersville, Tennessee on May 10, 1913. He was married to Opal May Altom, December 24, 1936. They had one child. He was baptized by R.L. Colley in 1924. He began preaching in Lexington, Tennessee in 1940. John received his training at Freed-Hardeman College, now University, in Henderson, Tennessee, and Bethel College in McKenzie, Tennessee.

Jarrett preached most of his career in the southeastern United States. He began preaching in Humbolt from 1944-1947. He went to Georgia in 1948 and spent two years in the southern city of Americus. He later moved to Louisville, Kentucky and preached some years for the Haldeman Avenue Church of Christ. He ended his preaching career in the area near his home at the Roans Creek church of Christ north of Lexington, Tennessee.

He passed from this life in 2001 and is buried in the Roan's Creek Church of Christ cemetery.

-Source: Preachers of Today, edited by Batsell Barrett Baxter & M. Norvel Young, c. 1952, page 176.

Directions To The Grave Of J.W. Jarrett

John W. Jarrett is buried in the Roan's Creek Cemetery, north of Lexington, Tennessee. From Memphis take I-40 east, and from Nashville, take I-40 west to Exit #108, Hwy. 22 and head north. Just over the Carroll County Line you will come to Roans Creek Church Road. Turn left the church building is at the top of the hill and the cemetery will be on the right. The cemetery is small, and the grave should be easy to locate.

John William 1913-2001
Opal Altom 1916 - 2002
Married December 24, 1936

More On Roan's Creek Church of Christ

Special Thanks: To Tom Childers for assisting me in bringing to light and helping me to locate and visit the grave of J.W. Stockard. I visited the grave in June, 2007 while involved in a series of meetings at Austin's Chapel Church of Christ in Scott's Hill, Tennessee.

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