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James "Jim" Shelton Jett

September 25, 1935 — July 10, 2024

Woolwine, VA

James "Jim" Shelton Jett

Mr. James “Jim” Shelton Jett, age 88, of Woolwine, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at SOVAH Hospital of Martinsville. Mr. Jett was born in Texas on September 25, 1935, to the late Gloyd and Jesse Morgan Jett. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jett was preceded in death by his wife; Sunny Jo Hubbard Jett, two brothers; G.T. Jett and Harold Jett, sisters; Gladys Fern Benjamin and Juanita Leverts. James, more commonly known as “Jim” or “Shelton” to most was extremely proud of his service to his country. Jim served in the Navy and Air Force from where he retired with 29 years of service. Jim also retired as a lab technician at Lewis Gale Hospital. In his free time, Jim enjoyed ancestry work, fishing, and a good game of Domino’s. Jim was looking forward to meeting his great-grandchild, Maggie Rain, and hoped that she would be born on his birthday. Jim was a member of Woolwine United Church. 

 Left to cherish the special memories of Mr. Jett are his son, Jon G. Jett (Betty) of Woolwine, Virginia; one granddaughter, Brittany Jett King (Phillip) of Stuart, Virginia; one great-granddaughter on the way, Maggie Rain King; and several nieces and nephews across the country. 

 A memorial service for Mr. Jett will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Mr. Jett may be made to Jon and Betty Jett, P.O. Box 67, Woolwine, Virginia 24185. Moody Funeral Home in Stuart is serving the Jett family, and online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com. 

 The family of Mr. Jett would like to extend a special thanks to the friends and caregivers of Mr. Jett, Connie Belcher and Jennifer Hartman for all their acts of kindness, love, and care given to Mr. Jett during his final days. The family appreciates each of you.

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