Thad Johnson (T.J.) Jarrett (Class of 1955) Obituary


Thad Johnson (TJ) Jarrett

Thad Johnson (TJ) Jarrett, age 80 of Del Rio,Texas passed away at home on July 27 surrounded by his family.

TJ, as he has always been known, was born and raised in Del Rio and was proud to grow up and live in Val Verde County.  He was the middle child and only son born to Edward Virginius and Violet Miers Jarrett.  His passions were Christ, family and ranching. He was a dedicated Christian, a loving husband and father and a born rancher. In his youth he served in the Air Force Reserve 433rd Troop Carrier Wing, was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and attended both Principia College and the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree. It was there that he met his wife to be Judith Grace Halsell. Some of his many accomplishments include: serving as a Board Member for several organizations including the Del Rio Wool and Mohair Company, Del Rio Bank and Trust, Foundation Beefmaster Association and on the Legislative Committee of the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. He was a Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers past President, was the first President of the Devils River Association, served as President of the Board and Reader for the Christian Science Church in Del Rio and is the author of Kin, Cowboys Outlaws and Friends, a historical account of his family and friends in Val Verde County.


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