Dec. 30, 1960 – April 11, 2022
Kenneth Wade Jarrell, 61, of Kokomo, died April 11, 2022. He was born Dec. 30, 1960, in Columbia to Bennie Hugh and Nan Carolyn Packwood Jarrell.
Jarrell graduated from West Marion High School, received a business degree at the University of Southern Mississippi and finished with an architectural degree. He and his family lived in Orlando, FL, for over 20 years and moved back in 2001 to be near family.
A Lynyrd Skynyrd fan, he enjoyed his music, laughter, family, friends and Florida Gator’s football. He loved the old family homestead and bush hogging and tending a garden.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bennie Hugh Jarrell and his brother Phillip Wayne Jarrell. Survivors are his mother; Nan Carolyn Packwood Jarrell, sons; Kevin Benjamin Jarrell and Kurt (Nancy) Quentin Jarrell, and nieces; Ashley Jarrell and Emily Jarrell; and his special friend and love, Belinda (Lindy) Alexander Fife.
Funeral services were April 15, 2022, in Colonial Funeral Home chapel, officiated by Dr. Jerry Watts, burial in Kokomo Community Cemetery
Pallbearer were Cole Branch, Whitney Branch, Jeremy Fortenberry, Patrick Fortenberry, Jim Cazalot and Jeff Cazalot.
Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Cazalot, Todd Starkey, David Branch, James Allen Reagan, Joey Reagan, Stacy Reagan, Jeff Alexander, and Grady D. Alexander, Jr.
Colonial Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements.