He was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Allentown, Penn., the son of Frederick Jarrett, Sr. and Florence Minerva Beers Jarrett.
He graduated from Allentown High School and shortly following graduation he joined the U. S. Army Air Corp.
As a young man his mother allowed him to experience the thrill of an airplane ride, and his love of flying was born. During his military career, he was a pilot during World War II and was a member of the "Hump Pilot Association." This group of pilots flew over the Himalayans and in the Asian Theater. He obtained the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Following his 21 years in the military, he joined the FAA, went to air traffic control school in Oklahoma City. He took a position with air traffic control at the Indianapolis International Airport and later worked at Hulman Field in Terre Haute.
On June 25, 1948, he married the love of his life, Helen Evelyn Ellis Jarrett. Their marriage encountered many adventures and they always faced them together. In 1966, they put down roots in Brazil.
Fred enjoyed his retirement years playing golf, traveling and he and Evelyn enjoyed many air shows. One of his best times was spent in Florida at Cape Canaveral watching a space shuttle launch.
He was a member of the Forest Park Golf Club; Brazil Elks Lodge; American Legion Post No. 2, VFW No. 1127. He and his family had been member of the Lutheran Church in Brazil.
Survivors include his wife Evelyn, Brazil, two daughters Judy Fuetter and June Story and husband Alan, all of Palatka, Fla., two great-grandchildren T.J. Smith, Jr. and Jennifer A. Smith, and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Charles Jarrett; an infant sister, a son in infancy, Charles Allen Jarrett, a son-in-law Steve Fuetter, and grandson Trevor Smith.
Services will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at French Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Alstott officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Palatka, Fla.
Visitation will be Monday from 4-7 p.m. with Military Honors prior to the service provided by the VFW No. 112 and American Legion Post No. 2.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.