James Anthony Jarrell, (49), of West Branch, Michigan, passed away in his home on January 20th, 2023. Born to Anthony and Linda Jarrell on September 24th, 1973, he graduated from Ogemaw Heights High School and made a career as a tradesman, working mostly in landscaping and well-drilling.
James, fondly known as Jim or Jimbo, loved few things more than the outdoors and his family, and could often be found on a boat, in a deer blind, or working under a car. He never hesitated to help others with repairs or heavy lifting, and was known to throw in a dad joke wherever he could. On Sundays, Jim loved to use his smoker to cook delicious dinners for his family and watch the Lions play football.
Jim is survived by his wife of 27 years Tiffany Jarrell, and children Jessie (Chaley) Jarrell, Devin (Karin) Jarrell, and Isabella Jarrell, as well as three grandchildren, Ethan Jarrell, Carson Jarrell, and Emma Jarrell. He leaves behind his parents Anthony and Linda Jarrell, as well as his sisters and brother, Bernice (Jason) Kropp, Fairlena (Joel) Kuzich, and Anthony (Jennifer) Jarrell. Jim is survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as aunts Michele Jarrell and Elaine Berardi, and several cousins.
Jim is predeceased by his nephew whom he loved and cared for as a son, Sean Iwinski, grandparents James M. Jarrell, Failena and William Dolby, Joseph Kowalski, Bernice and Frank Carreon. Uncles Charles Jarrell, Clyde Jarrell Dennis Jarrell, Gregory Carreon. Aunt Valorie Jenkins, and cousin Vada Jarrell.
Funeral service is set for January 23rd, 2023, at 2:00 pm. The service will be held at Steuernol and McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch with visitation prior from 11 am until time of service. Pastor Keith Misany will officiate.