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James Francis Jett Jr.

December 17, 1924 — August 5, 2021

James “Jimmy” Francis Jett Jr., 96, a resident of Morgan City, passed away peacefully, Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Patterson Healthcare. Jimmy was born December 17, 1924, the son of James Francis Jett Sr. and Winnie Randal Jett. Jimmy was a Navy Veteran of World War II, where he served in the submarine service. He later began working for Magnolia Oil, which later became Mobil Oil, for 39 years. Jimmy had an offer to try out with the St. Louis Cardinals, his position of choice being short stop and center field, but he declined the offer to keep his job with Mobil Oil. Jimmy loved all things sports, especially baseball, football, and golf. After retiring, he served at the head of the Pony Baseball league. He also volunteered his time with the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, where he was responsible for laying out the plans where the festival booths would go, and saw to all needs of festival goers. He stated, “I just want to make sure everyone is happy!” He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his two children, Jimmy Jett III and his wife Cathy of Abbeville; Lisa Jett Boudreaux and husband Francis of Morgan City; two nephews, that Jimmy raised as his own, Randy and Denny Jett; four brothers, Donald, Ronald, Terry, and Jerry Jett; three grandchildren, Jimmy Jett IV, Kristi Jett Ledet, and Steven Boudreaux; seven great-grandchildren. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, James and Winnie Jett; first wife, Ruby Adams Jett; second wife, Sylvia Michel Jett; two brothers, Robert “Bobby” Jett and Pat Jett; a niece that he raised as his own, Dell Jett. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 9, 2021 at Twin City Funeral Home with Rev. Joy Comeaux and Brother Tony Jett officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, August 9, 2021 at Twin City Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. After services, Jimmy will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery with Military honors being rendered by the East St. Mary Funeral Squad.
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