Carl Otto Jarrell, the son of the late Elijah "Lige" Monroe and Bessie Bell Hopkins Jarrell, was born in Bloomfield on Feb. 27, 1929, and died at his home near Dexter on Oct. 27, 2006, at the age of 77.
Mr. Jarrell had lived in Dexter all his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Korea.
On Oct. 17, 1953, he was married to Virginia Ferguson.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Jarrell of Dexter; three sons, Richard Boyd (Karen) Jarrell of Lawton, Okla., Gordon Wayne Jarrell and Scotty Lee Jarrell, both of Dexter; one daughter, Jennette Yvonne Davis of Dexter; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Jarrell of Dexter; and one sister, Ruth Ann Ricketts of Walhalla, Mich.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, one in infancy, Kiplin Boyd Jarrell; and two sisters, Faye Strouts and Frances Carr.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at 10 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the American Legion Chaplain Herb Zaricor of Poplar Bluff, David Haase of Watervliet, Mich., and Keith Meyers of Dexter officiating.
Interment followed in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield at 10 a.m. with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of arrangements. Full military honors were provided by the Stoddard County Veterans Honor Team.