Jimmie R. Parrett, 67 of Mt. Etna, IN, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at 10:17 a.m. at the Parkview Huntington Hospital.
Mr. Parrett had worked at Fisher Body in Marion for 30 years as a skilled tradesman. He had attended Lancaster High School and later attended Tucker College and IVY Tech. He served in the United States Army as a combat engineer and was a paratrooper.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 333 of Mt. Etna, the Scottish Rite and the Mizpah Shrine. He was a lieutenant for the Huntington County Sheriff's Department and had served as assistant department director of Civil Defense of Huntington County. He was head of the Huntington County Scuba Search and Rescue and was a member of the Professional Association of Dive Instructors. He was a member of the Mt. Etna Volunteer Fire Department and served as the Mt. Etna Town Board president. He had also served as scout master of the Lancaster Boy Scouts and was a former member of the Mt. Etna Wesleyan Church.
He was born Dec. 21, 1945, in Huntington to George W. and Hattie Cline Parrett. He was married to Lila R. Stetzel on June 12, 1976, in Huntington. His wife survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, George (Angie) Parrett, of Huntington, and Jason Parrett of Mt. Etna; a daughter, Chantal Parrett, of Pasadena, CA; a sister, Joan Parkinson of Fort Wayne; a grandson; and three stepgrandchildren.
Calling is Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 6 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington. Masonic and military services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at 6 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date.
Memorials are to the family, in care to Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.
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