Dilmus Lyle Jarrett Jr.
SALISBURY—Dilmus Lyle Jarrett Jr., better known as "D.L.," died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Wicomico Nursing Home following a short illness. He was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Cumberland County, Va., to the late Dilmus Lyle Jarrett Sr. and Lillie Payne Jarrett.
D.L was a graduate of Mineral High School in Mineral, Va., and attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. He met his future wife Ann in college, and they were married July 4, 1943. He left college in 1943 to join the Army
Air Corps, where he flew on 25 missions in B-24s in the European theatre during World War II
. Following his military service, he worked in radio communications for Capitol Airlines as well as for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in the Harrisburg, Pa., area. D.L. retired in 1984 after 25 years as a Flight Service Specialist with the Federal Aviation Administration at the Salisbury-Wicomico Airport. Following retirement, the Jarretts enjoyed flying their Cessna 182 to many locations across the continental US and Canada.
D.L. was a past president of the Pittsville Lion Club and a member of the Delmarva Chapter of the International Flying Farmers. He also served on the board of directors of Dove Pointe, and was a long-time member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Salisbury.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ann Harding Jarrett; sister Mary Irene Watson and her husband Darrell of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and children Mary Lowman and her husband Clarence of Chambersburg, Pa., D. Lyle Jarrett III of Quantico, Betsy Jarrett of Salisbury, Bill Jarrett and his wife Lynne of Salisbury, Thomas Jarrett of Delmar as well as daughter-in-law Babette Jarrett of Salisbury. He is also survived by grandchildren Howard, Leigh & D. Lyle JarrettIV, C. Edward Lowman III and wife Karla, Carolyn Chenaille and husband Bill, Angela Leopoldand husband Joseph, Theresa DeLizza husband Michael, Cyrus Jarrett and Emily Jarrett as well as ten great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Ben Jarrett and son Stephen Jarrett.
In accordance with D.L.'s wishes, his body has been donated to the State of Maryland Anatomy Board.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1514 Old Ocean City Road, Salisbury, visitation to be one hour prior to the service.
Reverend Andrew Morgan will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Dove Pointe Foundation, 1225 Mount Hermon Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or Immanuel Baptist Church.