Gary David Jarrett

Gary David Jarrett, 67, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 4, 2022.  He was a native of Charleston, West Virginia but, he grew up in Hampton, VA.  Gary graduated from Bethel High School in 1973 where he avidly played football and baseball. He went on to play in college at Ferrum College and East Tennessee State University, as the center in the offensive line (football) and catcher (baseball).  He spent most of his adult career in electrical sales.

Gary was a family man and will be remembered for his jokester personality, good sense of humor, kindness, and friendliness to anyone he ever spoke to. He loved watching sports every day of the week, although NASCAR on Sundays was his favorite pastime. He was passionate about deer hunting in the mountains of West Virginia. Later in life, his most adored pastime was having tea parties, playing princess, and veterinary hospital with his 5-year-old granddaughter whom he loved more than himself.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Jarrett. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Digna Jarrett; daughter, Sheryl Flordeliz (Andrew); granddaughter Aria; mother, Norma Lee Jarrett; sister, Linda Vaillancourt (Larry); and brother, Larry Jarrett (Deborah).  He was a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service until 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Diabetes Association,  P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 ( or the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060 (

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.



  1. Kathy

    My continued thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Losing a parent leaves such a hole in your heart. Sheryl, take comfort in knowing what a wonderful daughter you are. In deepest sympathy.

  2. Michelle Flordeliz

    Condolences Ms. Digna, Sheryl, rest of family and friends. I’ve only met Mr. Gary a handful of times at family events but, he made a lasting impression. Mr. Gary, may you rest in love, you will surely be missed!

  3. Barb Vlattas

    Your family has my deepest sympathy.
    I pray you each feel God’s comfort and peace as you navigate your grief. May your journey ahead be filled with beautiful memories of Gary’s love, his smile, and his strength. ❤️

  4. John and Lucy Glodo

    Our deepest sympathy for you and family at this difficult time. Know you are always in our hearts, minds and prayers today and always.

  5. Andrea, Carlos, Cruz, and Cade Salazar

    Sending all of our love and prayers to you Sheryl, Andrew, Aria, Digna, and family. We love you guys!

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