Arthur Lee ìJackî Jennette passed away peacefully, surrounded in person and in spirit by all those who loved him deeply, on the 14th of January 2011.
Jack was born August 24, 1922 in Calypso, NC, the son of Sally and Bill Jennette. From 1942-1946 Jack proudly served in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant. Jack also graduated from NC State University and dedicated 40 years to his career in the Claims Department of Aetna Casualty and Surety Co. Although moving a few times early on in his career, Jack and his wife Lucy decided to raise their daughters in Charlotte, NC, where Jack was active in his community and an avid softball manager. After retiring from Aetna, Jack learned horticulture and worked at Light Haven where he loved and cared for the grounds. Jack was also a dog lover and often volunteered at the local Humane Society. Jack was an avid traveler with his wife Lucy, and they loved taking trips together every year.
Jack is survived by his wife Lucy, of Hendersonville; three daughters, Jill Jennette, Kim Morris and Robin West, and their spouses; two grandchildren; and numerous extended family members.
A memorial service for Jack will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, January 22, 2011 at McFarland Funeral Chapel, 54 McFarland Drive, Tryon, NC 28782. Rev. Jill Jennette will officiate. A reception will immediately follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Light Haven, 1289 McEntire Rd., Tryon, NC 28782 or Moores Grove United Methodist Church, PO Box 2549, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
We are one of Jack’s neighbors. Jack was one of the first to welcome us when we moved in. He served with Hal on the Residents Council where his mature advice was valued. We will miss his counsel and his cheery smile and friendly conversations.
To: Jill and family. So sorry to hear of your beloved father’s passing. I have good memories of him and you as well.
Love to you
Helen (Aetna Retiree)
Lucy, Robin, Kim & Jill,
My heart skipped a beat when I heard of Jack’s passing. Along with Jack’s many traits, he was also a recruiter. If my memory serves me correctly, Jack was very instrumental in Ron accepting the claim adjuster position with the Aetna. We shared a lot of good times in the 60’s – playing bridge, attending the ballgames and just enjoying life. Jack was truly one-of-a-kind and will surely be missed and remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Sincerest sympathy in the loss to you & your family. We all will miss his special personality.
With our love,
Dorothy & Debbie Mills
We are saddened to learn of the death of your husband, Jack. We are the ones who assisted you at the Mall a few years ago when you fell. We are the richer for having met you two.
So sorry to hear about Jack. He was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever known. Jack interviewed me when I began my career with The AEtna. His soothing smile & calm nature always impressed me when considering the high stress environment we were working in. Kim, I enjoyed working with you at AEtna & hope you are doing OK. My condolences to you all. You will be in my prayers during this difficult time.
I’m sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I remember him fondly as well as his family who was part of the AEtna family! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
I’m so sorry to hear that Jack has passed away. It would perhaps be difficult to list all the people he hired at Aetna over the years. I’m one and will be forever indebted to him for the opportunity. He was always interested in everthing you did. God bless Jack, his family and his Aetna family.