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Roy Birch Jett

December 12, 1933 August 16, 2018
Roy Birch Jett
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Obituary for Roy Birch Jett

Roy Birch Jett, USAF (retired), age 84, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on August 16, 2018. He was born December 12, 1933 in Brockwell, AR to Roy Jett, Sr. and Bertha Jett. He married Linda Jane Allison on April 22, 1958.

He is predeceased by his parents; sister, Eva Gilbreath and brother-in-law, Elmer Gilbreath.

Roy was an active member of Crossgate Church in Hot Springs. He was a United States Air Force Veteran. He served in the Vietnam War and retired after 22 years of service in strategic air command and ground radar. Roy achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. He also retired from DuPont after 15 years. Roy was a master craftsman and skilled in numerous areas, such as restoring cars, making knives, and woodworking, but his greatest love was spending time with his family.

Everyone that knew Roy knew him to be a kind, gentle soul who lit up the world around him. He put a smile on others faces and joy in their hearts.

Loving survivors include his wife of 60 years, Linda Jett, of Hot Springs; daughter, Lisa Jett, of Hot Springs; son, Johnny Jett and wife, Connie of Olathe Kansas; Kathy McKay whom is loved like a daughter; grandchildren, Jett Johnson, Reagan Johnson, both of Hot Springs, Christy Oakes-Tucker and her family of Kansas City, Kansas and Jennifer Oakes-Araujo and her family of Orlando Florida; nephew, Rick Gilbreath, wife, Monte and family, of Violet Hill, AR; lifelong brothers and wives, Scott Allison, Darrell and Marie Allison, Ronnie Allison, Donnie and Carol Allison; brother in arms, Allen Swartwood; and a host of other family and friends that loved him and will miss him dearly.

A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Pastor Shawn Barnard and Pastor Rob Young will officiate.

In lieu of flowers please make memorials in Roy’s honor to Crossgate Church.

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2:00 PM 8/22/2018 2:00:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
155 Section Line Road Hot Springs 71913 AR
United States

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