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“Uncle Ray was one of my Daddy's (Claude Foster) favorite relatives. He always had a smile! I cherish the memories I have of Ray & Carolyn at...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Foster Kirby - Clayton, NC

“Carolyn, I am so sorry to read of Ray's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Dianne Nodine Monk - Charleston, SC

“You were more like an Uncle than a cousin. Daddy (Claude) always consider you a brother! I will always remember you as a big man with a big heart and...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Cathy Foster Ray - Bunn, NC

“Carolyn and family, I am so sorry to learn of our dear sweet Ray's passing...He was always a very special, sweet, kind and Godly man...I will...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Brenda Dunagin Bennett - SC

“I remember Ray's visits to Gran Gran Jarrett's house in Roebuck, SC. I remember his visits to Daddy (Charles E. Moore of Moore, SC) and how he...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jean Moore Sanderson - Oneonta, AL

“To all who loved him Uncle Ray will be missed. I love his smile and laugh Ted the most. Uncle Ray eyes always sparked like the evening stars. ...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Kathy Sewell - spartanburg, SC

“Ray will always be in my fond memory's. He was my Textile Sales Mentor at Callaway Chemical. He was a great traveling companion and will always be...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Eddy & Sandy Blackman - Erwin, NC

“Thinking of you all in this sad time... May The Father wrap you all in His loving arms and give you the peace and comfort that only He can provide.. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Joyce Owens - Decatur, AL

“I enjoyed sitting near the Jarrett's at the 11 am service on Sunday's at 1st Baptist many years ago. My deepest sympathy to Teena, Mrs. Jarrett, and...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Fran Bagwell

Johnny Ray Jarrett, Sr. "Ray", 81, passed from this life on Sunday, February 8, 2015 in Spartanburg, SC, after a long illness. Born April 23, 1933 in Roebuck, SC to Ralph Jarrett and Mildred Foster Cannon, he was raised by his beloved grandparents, Minnie and John Foster with his siblings George of Roebuck, SC, and the late John Henry and Claude Foster.

A U. S. Army veteran, Ray was an excellent golfer with a great love of the sport. He was a long time member of First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC and retired from Calloway Chemical Company.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Carolyn Gwinn Jarrett; his children, Lynne Jarrett Oblachinski (Kirby) of Irmo, SC, Johnny Ray Jarrett, Jr. (Christy), and Teena Jarrett, all of Spartanburg, SC; and nephew, Dennis Gowan (Susan) of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Joshua Oblachinski, Jennifer Bessent Bagnal (Matt), Jessica Bessent Major (Kevin) of Irmo, SC, Julianna Bessent King (Alex) of Kingsport, TN, Catlyn Jarrett of Boiling Springs, SC, and Seth Oblachinski who preceded him in death in 2011; great-grandchildren, Jordyn Caitlyn Disher, Grayson McGregor Major, Ashlynne Taylor Bagnal, Addison Grace Bagnal, and Peyton Rae King. He was beloved Poppy to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at First Baptist Church, 250 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29306. Private burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Encouraging Word Ministry, PO Box 2110, Spartanburg, SC 29304 or online at

The family is at the home.

Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel