Thomas Fletcher Jett, age 75, passed from this earth on 15 February 2011 after bravely, with great faith, fighting a 2 year battle against pancreatic cancer. Tom was born and reared in Chattanooga, TN. He graduated from Auburn Univ in 1957 with a BS in accounting. He joined the Army, and retired from the Reserves as a Major with 20 years of service. In 1966, he was hired as an airline pilot for Southern Airways, and after several mergers, retired from Northwest Airlines. Tom was a kind, honest man. He was also very giving to others and donated generously to the many charities that were near and dear to him. Animals, especially cats, touched that special place in his heart, and he gave many of them a loving home. He was an avid student of the ever changing stock market and loved the challenges it presented. Tom loved to read, especially the Bible. He recited poetry, enjoyed listening to classical music, working on cars, fixing things, and fishing. Tom was often at his fish camp in Washington County and enjoyed the fellowship and food at the Bruce Cafe. Tom was a long time faithful member of the Ft. Walton Bch church of Christ. He loved singing Gospel music, especially at nursing homes. He was very interested in politics, working the local elections for many years. He was an active member of the Soundside Kiwanis club. Tom loved people and supported events that nurtured the human spirit. He is survived by his dedicated and loving wife, Pinky, siblings Joanna Darnall of Mocksville, NC, Martha McDermott (Jim) of Murfreesboro, TN, William Jett (Anita) of Nashville, TN, and cousins, nieces, nephews, as well as many close and dear friends. The family is appreciative to the doctors, nurses, and staff at MDAnderson Cancer Center, Emerald Coast Cancer Center and Covenant Hospice for their compassionate care. At Tom's request, his ashes will be scattered at his fish camp. "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles..." Ps 40:31.
Dedicated to Friends, Past and Present
Thomas Fletcher Jett
February 23, 1935 - February 15, 2011