William Jennings Jarrett Jr.
JARRETT, William Jennings, Jr., 82, passed away peacefully at his Richmond home on November 4, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents, William Jennings and Frances Edwards Jarrett; and his wife, Barbara Meador Jarrett.

Survivors include his stepson, Barry Dowell (Lori); stepdaughter, Margaret Steiner (John); grandchildren, Jessica Martin (Chris), Joshua Dowell, Matthew Dowell (Yasya), Benjamin Dowell (Faith), Will Steiner and Sam Steiner; great-grandchildren, Claire and Cadence Martin and Charlie Dowell; sister, Frances Anne Gill (Richard); nephews, Jamie Gill (Joan) and Jarratt Gill; sisters-in-law, Carole Wade and Shirley Wersinger (Richard); a cousin, Mary Jo Watkins (George); as well as special friend, Pete Thompson and a number of extended family members.

Bill was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia, and was a member of the 1954 State Championship Football Team. He attended Emory University prior to graduating from the University of Richmond. He served in the Army before beginning his career as a CPA.

Bill was nationally recognized as an outstanding professional and was a well respected CPA in Richmond for over 50 years. He continued to work in his firm known as William J. Jarrett, Jr. CPA up until his passing.

Bill, affectionately nicknamed Bull by his family, split his time between his homes in Richmond, Virginia, and Tybee Island, Georgia. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was the rock and voice of reason for many. He was an avid sports fan and loved country music. His sparkling eyes and contagious laugh will be missed but never forgotten.

A celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date due to Covid-19. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your local food bank or charity of your choice.
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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Nov. 15, 2020.
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Ajay Batra
November 24, 2020
We are very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a friend and coworker of many decades to my late Mother, Yvonne Williams. She thought very highly of Bill and so did my family. I'm sure he will be missed very much by all those who loved him well. Please accept my family's condolences for your loss.
MARLA AND GLEN PAYTON
Friend
November 23, 2020
November 21, 2020
Jarrett Family
I am so so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I, along with my late brother Peter Clark, have been clients & friends of Bill since 1980’s. Bill was such a good person, so kind & caring, as well as a great conversationalist. We talked a lot about our travels & UVa sports. Bill always provided us excellent financial advise & assistance. I will miss him.
My heartfelt condolences to all the family.
Christine Morrison
Christine Morrison
Friend
November 21, 2020
November 21, 2020
Jarrett Family
I am so so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I, along with my late brother Peter Clark, have been clients & friends of Bill since 1980’s. Bill was such a good person, so kind & caring, as well as a great conversationalist. We talked a lot about our travels & UVa sports. Bill always provided us excellent financial advise & assistance. I will miss him.
My heartfelt condolences to all the family.
Christine Morrison
Christine Morrison
Friend
November 21, 2020
Jarrett Family
I am so so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I, along with my late brother Peter Clark, have been clients & friends of Bill since 1980’s. Bill was such a good person, so kind & caring, as well as a great conversationalist. We talked a lot about our travels & UVa sports. Bill always provided us excellent financial advise & assistance. I will miss him.
My heartfelt condolences to all the family.
Christine Morrison
Christine Morrison
Friend
November 21, 2020
Bill was one of the wisest and kind man I ever had the privilege of knowing. I can remember my parents toting grocery bags full of canceled checks as a preliminary to working on Federal and State income taxes. Bill never even blinked. I have worked with Bill as a trustee and worked with him for tax preparation. Luckily, my method for sharing information was a spreadsheet. Please accept my condolences. Bill´´s smile and humble matter were indeed genuine to this unique man. Debbie S.
Debbie Sawyer
November 20, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I remember working with Bill years ago, while working on the same floor as him for years. He was the kindest man I knew. He will be dearly missed, and never forgotten. My deepest sympathies for his family and friends.
Megan
November 17, 2020
Sorry to hear of Bill´s passing. I am fairly certain this is the same Bill Jarrett I knew, but it has been approximately 50 years ago that my wife and I bought a Yorkshire Terrier puppy from him. If I am correct, he was working for the Chesapeake Corporation in West Point, VA at the time. His dog, Loki, gave birth to only two puppies, we got one, Chauncey, and my in laws got the other one. Those two little dogs were lifelong friends and gave us many years of happy memories. That is how Bill touched my life. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Wayne Jenkins
November 16, 2020