Former business owner Joe Jett passes away


Joseph Cabell Jett, III, 84, Medon passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at his home.
He was the owner of Jett Hardware from 1961 until it closed in 1976. He then managed Handy Home Center in Jackson and later transferred to HCI in Jackson, retiring in Feb. 2001.
He was born Aug. 25, 1935 in Henderson the son of the late Joseph Cabell Jett, II and Ruby Turbeville Jett. He grew up in Colorado Springs, Colo., and moved back to Henderson after he graduated from high school where he worked in his grandfather’s store Gibson’s Dry Goods.
During this time, he met the love of his life Shirley Ruth and married her a year later on Sept. 4, 1955. They enjoyed 64 years together. He owned a cattle farm, and his passion was horseback riding. He loved his family very much and especially loved watching his granddaughter Chelsea play softball and great-grandsons McKinley and Cason play baseball. 
He was a member of the Henderson Church of Christ. (See complete obituary in the obituaries section).