Harry Greer Jett III, 77, went to his eternal home Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at his daughter Stephanie’s home, surrounded by his family and friends.
Harry was born in Bessemer City, Ala., Nov. 15, 1944, the son of the late Harry Greer Jett II and Frances Slay Jett Jackson. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Few Jett, whom he married Sept. 20, 1969.
Harry was a dedicated member of the U.S. Marine Corps from September 1965 to April 1976, he served in the Vietnam Conflict. He was a proud veteran of the United States, with his honorable discharge from the Marines. He maintained a position at Burns Security at CP&L in Southport until his retirement. After his retirement, he began a career in the retail industry, working at Roses and Walmart in Southport until his move to Whiteville.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 and the funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the chapel of Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Funeral and Cremation Service in Southport. Burial will be at Cape Fear Memorial Park in Southport following the service.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory two daughters, Kimberly Elaine Jett of Supply and Stephanie Jett Dew (Chris) of Whiteville. Harry was a devoted “Papa” to his four grandchildren, Christopher “C.J.” Dew (Gabby), Kayden Dew, Shane Barton and Gabrail McDonald. Also a soon to be great-grand Papa to Baby Dew in September. Harry is also survived by his siblings, Patricia Holcomb of Arkansas, Mike Jett (Julie) of Mississippi and Pamela Barrie of Florida.
The family of Harry Jett wanted to give a special thank you to the Whiteville Rescue, Whiteville Fire Department, VA in Durham, Interim Health Care, Community Home Care and Hospice, as well as Denise, Wanda and all those who have assisted with his care.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com for the Jett family.