Rev. Dr. Jerry D. Jarrell

September 24, 1939 ~ April 14, 2022 (age 82)


Rev. Dr. Jerry D. Jarrell, age 82, of 875 Third District Road, Unadilla, succumbed to kidney cancer on Thursday, April 14, 2022.  

Born in Cochran, he was the son of the late Wiley Mobley Jarrell and Martha Lucile Purser Jarrell.  He attended Cochran High School and then joined the United States Navy.  After honorable service in the Navy, he spent nine years in law enforcement with the Macon Police patrol and traffic division and the Bibb County Sheriff's Department.  God called Jerry into the Christian ministry and he attended and graduated from Georgia College, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Luther Rice Seminary.  For 52 years, he pastored churches in Georgia and North Carolina.  Due to health reasons, he had to leave the pastorate but continued serving churches throughout Middle Georgia as interim pastor.  He also served as adjunct professor of religion at Brewton Parker College for 7 years.  

Survivors include:
Wife of 60 years, Glenda Etheridge Jarrell of Unadilla

Lynne Moore (Gene) of Bristol
Jill Nagel (Gary) of Waycross

Son:  Rev. J. Dawson Jarrell, Jr. (Emily) of Dallas, TX 

Tess Davis (Matt)
Olivia Herndon (James Carlos)
Holly Ann Goldman (Michael)
Nicholas Nagel
Samuel Jarrell
Micah Jarrell

Great Grandchildren:  Tate Lucas, Tripp Lucas, Tyson Lucas and Jay Herndon

He was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Wiley Joe Jarrell and Shirley.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday, April 18 in Friendship Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.

The family will greet friends 5-7 PM Saturday, April 16 at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Georgia Baptist Children's Home, 9420 Blackshear Highway SE, Baxley, Georgia 31513 or the Georgia Sheriff's Boys Ranch, 5671 Boys Ranch Road, Hahira, Georgia 31632.

Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna has charge of arrangements.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rev. Dr. Jerry D. Jarrell, please visit our floral store.


April 16, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home - Vienna
1411 East Union Street
Vienna, GA 31092

Funeral Service
April 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Friendship Baptist Church
60 Friendship Church Road
Pineview, GA 31071

April 18, 2022

11:30 AM
Friendship Cemetery
60 Friendship Church Road
Pineview, GA 31071

© 2022 Brannen-Nesmith Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility