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John ‘Austin’ Jarrett, 27, gentle soul with a deep love and compassion for animals

John ‘Austin’ Jarrett

John “Austin” Jarrett’s bright shining light went out too early too soon Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. He was 27.

His tough exterior could never hide his true heart of gold. Austin was always wanting to make people laugh, even during the hardest of times. His smile was genuine and infectious. He loved his MaMa and family, they were always first and foremost. His generosity and kindness were limitless, and his last words on the phone were always “I love you!”

He loved the Pittsburg Steelers, his blue Lexus coupe, fishing, O.G. life and spending time with his friends. His gentle soul had deep love and compassion for animals.

Austin chased adrenaline, the thrill of life and was a warrior against addiction. He fought with it openly, honestly and found strength, wisdom and optimism in the struggle with dependency.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank “G-Dad” Hurley and Glenda “G.G.” Hurley; and stepdad, Patrick Jones.

Austin is adored, loved and cherished by his parents, Cathie Hurley, Rusty Jarrett and Tammy Jarrett; brothers, Kyle Jarrett, and his fiancé, Kennedy Harrleson, and Nick Jarrett; cousins, Madhavi and Vikram Trikha; grandparents, Ginger “G-Mom” Hurley, Bett and Bobby Long and Tom and Paula Jarrett and family; uncles, Brent Jarrett, Jeremy Long, Dan Hurley and Frank Hurley; and aunt, Robin Shelton and family. He is also loved by so many others in his large family. In addition to his family, Austin is survived by a wide and diverse circle of friends who love and respect him.

A private family ceremony will be held Friday, Oct. 30, followed by a public graveside service at Greenlawn Memorial Park at 12:30 p.m.

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