Jessie Glenn Arnett, 72, a loving husband, father and grandfather, of Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019, at his residence. A native of Athens, he was the son of the late Joseph Andrew Arnett and Laura Carter Arnett. Mr. Arnett was retired from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He was a U.S. veteran of the National Guard. Mr. Arnett was of the Baptist faith and he was a member of the Masons, the Shriners, the Watauga Lake Sailing Club, and the Johnson City Power Squadron. He was an avid sailor and loved spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Arnett. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 50 years, Carol Ann Stephens Arnett of the home; two sons, Travis Arnett and wife, Melody, of Johnson City, and Rick Arnett and wife, Brandy, of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Amber Arnett of Elizabethton; two grandsons, River Arnett and Dylan McKeehan; one sister, Eglenda Johnson of Wisconsin; and several nieces and nephews. According to his wishes, he did not want to have a public service. The family will hold a private service at a later date. Those who prefer memorials, in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children/Jericho Temple, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663; or to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting Mr. Arnett and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton.

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