Jarrett, Harry E. "Sonny"

Chattanooga Police Officer For 22 Years Was Former Court Officer

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Harry Jarrett
Harry Jarrett

Harry E. “Sonny” Jarrett, 74, of Chattanooga, quietly died on Monday, February 18, 2013, surrounded by his family.

He was the son of the late James L. Jarrett and Mildred Blair Jarrett of Cleveland, Tn. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Cleveland.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Corneilia (Charlie) Walton, Marcella (Otis) Lane, and Joann (James) Parker.

He is survived by his companion in life, Lana Harris; sons, Ronald Whaley of Cleveland, Tracey Jarrett, Alonzo (Warisa) Jarrett of Chattanooga, and Corey (Tamika) Jarrett of Atlanta; daughters, Tara Jarrett and Mildred Jarrett of Chattanooga; three brothers, Wayne (Sharon) Jarrett of Charleston, Tn., Kenneth Jarrett and Allen Jarrett of Cleveland; sisters, Charlotte George, Nina George, Phyllis Tucker, and Carol Dunn all of Cleveland, Reba Cox of Chicago, and Deborah (Johnny) Pitner of Minneapolis; also his beloved grand and great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, great- and great-grandnieces, nephews, other relative and friends.

Harry grew up in a Christian family and was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.  After serving in the United States Army, He was employed with the Chattanooga Police Department for 22 years, from which he retired, and was later employed as a Chattanooga court officer.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church at 914 Park Ave., where Reverend Reginald Poindexter is the pastor. Reverend Martha Tibbs of Christian Fellowship Center will be the eulogist. Burial will follow at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The body will lie in state after noon on Thursday, Feb. 21, and the family will receive friends from 6–7:30 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga, Tn., 423 622-9995.


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