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.
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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Nov. 15, 2020.