He was born January 25, 1931 in McLean, Texas to V.B. “Gene” and Edith Fayne Jarrett. He graduated from Kingsville High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&I College in Kingsville in 1952. After college, Bobby spent two years as a dental technician in the U.S. Army. Following his service, he earned his Master’s Degree from Texas A & I.
Bobby was married to Susan Rogers Jarrett, in 1966 and moved to San Marcos shortly after as Dean of Men for Southwest Texas State University. While at the University, Bobby filled many roles in the administration, including Teacher Certification Officer, which was his position when he retired in 1997.
Bobby was an active member of First Lutheran Church in San Marcos where he served as a Sunday school teacher and on the church council. He enjoyed all sports, especially football and track, which he participated in throughout school. He was a football coach and physical education teacher in Alice, TX and taught archery at Southwest Texas State University.
More than anything, Bobby adored his wife, Susan, and enjoyed spending time with his two sons, three grandsons and his extended family. He is survived by his wife Susan Rogers Jarrett of San Marcos, two sons, Tom Jarrett and his wife Laurie of New Braunfels, Texas, and Michael Jarrett and his wife Joanne of Buda, Texas. His grandchildren include Christopher and Matthew Jarrett of Buda and Cade Jarrett of New Braunfels. He is also survived by a brother, Harry Gene Jarrett and his wife Johnnie of Granbury, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at First Lutheran Church in San Marcos, with the Rev. Tom Glasoe officiating. Burial will be in San Marcos City Cemetery. Memorials in Bobby’s name may be made in lieu of flowers to First Lutheran Church, the Alzheimer’s Association-Capital of Texas Chapter or the charity of one’s choosing.
The family wishes to thank the employees and nurses at AlzCare in San Marcos for their loving and kind care of Bobby in the months preceding his death.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online at www.penningtonfuneralhome.com
Gary WhittingtonNovember 12th, 2012 on 3:47 pm
Susan and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you …Bobby was a great guy; always fun to be around ! I shall forever be appreciative to him, and you, for all of the help y’all gave me in my years at SWT !! God bless you through this, and in the days ahead….Love always, Gary and all of the Whittington family
Scott WilliamsonNovember 12th, 2012 on 4:41 pm
So sorry to hear about Bobby. He was a great guy and a good neighbor for many years. You and your sons are in our prayers, may God grant you peace during this difficult time.
Scott and Susan Williamson
Ron and Glenda CarnesNovember 13th, 2012 on 4:22 am
Dear Susan and family,
May God bless and comfort you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
GracieNovember 13th, 2012 on 4:46 pm
I am very sorry for the loss of Mr. Jarrett. The bible gives us a hope for our love ones sleeping in death. At John 5:28 tells us “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” May the God of comfort Jehovah give your family the comfort that you need.
Ed HolubNovember 14th, 2012 on 6:13 pm
Coach Bobby was my Jr High Football Coach in 1957 at Dubose Jr High Alice, Tx. He was also my Football Coach at WM. Adams High School in Alice, Tx in 1958, 1959, 1960 under Head Coach Theo Rigsby. He was a Good Man and Fine Coach. ( RIP ) Ed Holub
John BrowningNovember 16th, 2012 on 5:23 am
I am really sorry to have lost track of Bobby after highschool. I went from A&I to the Marine Corps and then got out and stayed in Albany, GA for nearly 38 years. Thought of Bobby everytime I saw a VW and always will. He had one in Alice and it took both of us to keep it running. I was manager of all sports in high school because I was too small to compete. I spent a lot of time with Bobby and the other coachs. He was really a “special person” who taught me a lot about what I could do in life, both physically and mentally. He was one of my first true mentors.
I am praying for all the family!
John “Chip” Browning